House Republicans’ Deep Cynicism: Pay the Rich and Play Politics With Everyone…


House Republicans’ Deep Cynicism: Pay the Rich and Play Politics With Everyone Else. George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan describes two cynical tactics by House Republicans to win the political debate over the debt ceiling: (1) redefining what it means to default, and (2) singling out the rich and Social Security recipients to receive their payments in full in the event of government default.