Social Security is Obama’s ‘Trump Card’ in Shutdown

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.