Monday, September 04, 2017
Congress still could threaten retirees as debt ceiling plays out
Politico Playbook has the latest analysis on the debt ceiling issue, with a deadline in very early October.
Trump seems to want to raise it cleanly (which is a refreshing change from his earlier ideas of “deals” with creditors). But he offered to tie it to a veterans bill, which some hard liners rejected, and now there is a “big mess” (or “big problem”). Now the latest is to tie it to Houston relief efforts.
I would be concerned about attempts to bargain away other people’s lives, like immediate cutoff of some social security benefits for people who “don’t need it”. Boehner seemed to threaten than back in 2011.