If Republicans won’t agree to raise the debt ceiling, as they have whenever a Republican president was in office, they’ll force the United States to default on debts already incurred. But Senator Lindsey Graham says he’s willing to do that unless the age of Social Security is raised.
I’m not going to raise the debt ceiling unless we get serious about keeping the country from becoming Greece, saving Social Security and Medicare [sic]. So here’s what i would like: meaningful entitlement reform — not to turn Social Security into private accounts, not to take a voucher approach to Medicare — but, adjust the age for Social Security, CPI changes and means testing and look beyond the ten-year window. I cannot in good conscience raise the debt ceiling without addressing the long term debt problems of this country and I will not.