The Readers’ Forum: A political chicken game? | Letters

Reckless Republicans

Let it sink in: Republican senators in Congress are set to vote en masse for the US government to default on its debt, knowing full well that voting against raising the debt ceiling would have devastating effects on resources sustenance of millions and millions of Americans!

Imagine, if you will, 69 million Americans not receiving their monthly Social Security payments, Medicare benefits cut, military and military women and their families not paid, several million Americans losing their jobs, retirement accounts losing up to $ 15 trillion and millions more children going to bed hungry – during a pandemic and an ongoing economic recovery.

These are just a few of the dire consequences that GOP congressmen are obviously willing to risk for what? A political chicken game?

The main culprit in this potentially catastrophic financial fiasco is, of course, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, by far the most extraordinary hypocrite in Congress.

Perhaps best exemplifying McConnell’s shameful political game, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last Thursday: Put our full faith and our credit at risk.

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