President Obama and Speaker Boehner will arrive at a “grand bargain” ending the shutdown and averting a default. The Republicans will give the people their Government back and will concede that they will approve a debt ceiling resolution. In return, Obama will agree to essentially freeze Social Security incomes cancelling future cost-of-living increases and will make further cuts to Medicare.
Both Parties will join in much celebration while old folks take the hit. The Democrats and Republicans will assume that the oldsters will forget this betrayal by election day while Obama won’t give a damn because he’s not running for any office again.
In 26 months, Goldman Sachs will announce that Barack Obama has been selected to serve on its Board of Directors, compensation will not be revealed.