Okay, it's a summer Friday afternoon and it's hard to concentrate on work, whether you're thinking about beating the traffic out of town or just nibbling daintily on a tiny burger. But John Carney's sources in Washington would really appreciate it if you could stay focused for a few more hours and freak the fuck out.
I just got off the phone with a source on Capitol Hill who has spent the past few days trying to convince Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling hike.
He told me that the biggest obstacle he faces has been "market complacency."
"Frankly, a bit of panic would be very helpful right now," he said.