I have occasionally joked that I have enough tucked away in retirement savings to last me at least until a week from next Tuesday. Rumors persist that the D. C. extortion gang, in its flinty heart of hearts, wants to grab it and replace it with yet another government IOU; Maggie’s got a roundup of various reports on the subject, and the following warning:
When public comment has already been asked for, something is brewing, and it doesn’t matter what we want. They pander and then ignore us.
I’d say “When in doubt, assume the worst,” but who’s in doubt anymore?