To the Editor.
Senior citizens’ Social Security checks and members of the military’s paychecks will stop if the Republicans fail to support increasing the debt ceiling.
In 2020, Republicans insisted, and Democrats went along with, suspending the debt ceiling under President Donald Trump. Now the Republicans say they want fiscal responsibility. But only after they voted in 2017 for massive tax relief for the wealthy and corporations, which got us in far greater debt.
In the meantime, senior citizens, members of the military and other government workers will suffer financially because Republicans seek power rather than helping their constituents and keeping our government afloat.