The GOP has blocked what is usually the pro-forma raising of the debt ceiling (which doesn’t refer to spending more, it only refers to paying off what we already spent). Janet Yellen: “Nearly 50 million seniors could stop receiving Social Security checks for a time. Troops could go unpaid. Millions of families who rely on the monthly child tax credit could see delays. In a matter of days, millions of Americans could be strapped for cash.” Here’s what the debt limit standoff means for you. (If the GOP forces America to default on its debts, they will have finally remade the country in the image of Trump Org.)