Just in case: Anxious retirees, social service groups among those making default contingency plans
By FATIMA HUSSEIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Thursday, May 25, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to protect Social Security and Medicare and lower healthcare costs, Feb. 9, 2023, at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. In the federal budget standoff, the majority of U.S. adults are asking lawmakers to pull off the impossible: Cut the overall size of government, but also devote more money to the most popular and expensive programs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
FILE - A mix of fresh and canned food items are placed in grocery bags at Bread for the City, May 10, 2023, at the food pantry in Washington. Politicians in Washington may be offering assurance that the government will figure out a way to avert default, but around the country, economic anxiety is rising and some people already are adjusting their routines. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)