“I promise not to smack you if you cut up your credit cards”.
“I promise not to kill you if you give me your wallet.”
“I promise to let all the passengers go if you give me $200,000 and a parachute.”
“I promise not to destroy the country if you keep paying for the things I bought last decade and take the money out of the poor, elderly, and middle class.”
Someone remind me why there was ever any debate about who was responsible for nearly bringing about default.