Barack Obama has one big card left to play in the government shutdown negotiations – Social Security.
Business Insider notes a number of analysts are sure the GOP will cave if Obama starts blaming Congressional Republicans if senior citizens start missing Social Security checks.
In a note to clients, Potomac Research Group’s Greg Valliere says that President Obama still has one “trump card” of his own left to play, Social Security:
THE HEAVY ARTILLERY: We have thought for weeks that Obama would play the Social Security trump card if there was no deal on the debt ceiling by mid-October. This is one of several reasons why we think a default is unlikely, and it’s one of several reasons why Boehner will capitulate; the only questions are when and under what terms. We think he may get a few crumbs, but no major concessions.