IMF chief: US default would bring 'massive disruption'
Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM ET
JONATHAN ERNST / Reuters
In an interview with NBC News’ Meet the Press moderator David Gregory, Lagarde said “creative accounting” as opposed to raising the debt limit by the Treasury’s Oct. 17 deadline was not the way out of this current crisis – a view in contrast to that of a growing number of Republicans in Congress disputing the dire forecast.
“When you are the largest economy in the world, when you are the safe haven in all circumstances, as has been the case, you can't go into that creative accounting business,” Lagarde said.