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CES Puts a Face to the Most Impacted
Victims if the Debt Ceiling is Not Raised at
U.S. Conference of Mayors News Conference
With the deadline for reaching an agreement to raise the debt ceiling fast-approaching, fifty of the nation’s mayors, led by US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, met in Los Angeles on July 22, to urge Congress and the Administration to reach an agreement on the debt limit to prevent default.
A news conference was held where the Mayor Villaraigosa and the other voiced this message and the need to focus on creating new jobs to Congress.
They called on Congress to raise the debt limit, without any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and any other vital safety net program.
She says, “It’s very hard to make ends meet right now, and if I were to miss a payment on my rent, I would literally be on the street.”
Ms Briscoe called on the City of Los Angeles to enact an emergency temporary eviction moratorium for federal recipients who depend on their checks to pay their rents, if the debt limit is not raised
Ironic as it may seem, a July 23 Huffington Post article reports, “Social Security and Medicare may have been saved by the Tea Party’s refusal to accept President Barack Obama’s “grand bargain.” Clearly, an additional aspect of this crisis that is bringing increased anxiety and fear to those who have the least ability to survive the pending economic calamity.
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