It's the debt ceiling again! I just ran across another news article today about how the Treasury is using extraordinary measures since the debt ceiling has been reached. Not relevant, but here's the article: Government Shutdown 2023: Will Social Security Payments Stop Now That the Debt Ceiling Has Been Reached? (msn.com) We know this. But what I'm worried about is that our Congress critters think that just because we haven't defaulted in the past with these stunts, that we won't default in the present or the future. So, they play games. Technically, we're already in default, and the Treasury is just cooking the books, deciding who gets paid and when. One of these days, the bill will finally come due before the estimated default date that extraordinary measures will take us to, and the government won't be able to pay it. Cue the end of the world as we know it.