A funny thing happened on the way to the debt ceiling deal

Closer to the beginning of the talks, when House Speaker Boehner was walking out on the talks because his group and the Administration could not agree, I heard people, who usually seem to act like everything is hunky-dory, talk like preppers. Had we been downgraded to AA there was a possibility of hyperinflation, a banking holiday and difficulty with the continuity of the food supply to stores. Having seen the way people react in a town that is far enough from the coast not to be affected by a hurricane I know what even the impression of food being cut off can do to people. I just wasn’t expecting to hear folks who always appear entrenched in a normalcy bias call for stocking up and preparing.
Photo Credit: Jackie Kass
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