The congress should do its job and pass spending bills that continue to fund social security and Medicare. I keep paying for these and have been my whole adult life and I'd like them to be there when I retire. This is a republican ploy to allow them to default on americas debts but not have the immediate negative reaction from the people until it's too late to do anything about it. They can't have images of our mothers and fathers getting IOU's because they're not doing their jobs. Get back to work.