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Debt Ceiling: Democrats Made This Mess, It’s Time For Them To Clean It Up

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Democrats are in disarray. While often a hyperbolic statement said around DC, Democrats are facing the harsh reality that it is hard to govern when you have all of the power in Congress and the White House. Often Democrats are trying to say the filibuster is bad for governing and that it should be repealed (Something AMAC Action has repeatedly fought back against). But now the party of big spending is facing a dilemma: they can bypass the filibuster they hate to increase the debt ceiling using budget reconciliation, or they can play political games by bringing the US economy to the brink of collapse to try and make Republicans vote for it too. For Democrats the choice is simple, if it’s politically bad, blame the Republicans even if the entire problem can be solved by Democrats alone.

At the same time Democrats have chosen to use budget reconciliation to spend $3.5 trillion on massive new social programs, which will make the debt problem worse. Democrats believe this massive spending will help them politically and are more than willing to do it on their own. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the rest of the Republican party are rightly standing up to Democrats wasteful spending, now Pelosi and the press are blaming Republicans for the approaching economic doom should Democrats refuse to increase the debt limit.

This is a completely made-up controversy; Democrats have the ability to ensure the economy keeps on functioning by using the same budget reconciliation rules they are using to bypass Republicans on taxes and spending. By ignoring this process Democrats face an impending government shutdown crisis of their own making. The media is a full attack mode, blaming Republicans for the impending shut down when Democrats have the tools they need, but lack the will to do it because they know it will cause political consequences they want to avoid.

Republican leadership has been clear for months that they would play no part in helping Democrats ram through their liberal wish list of spending and tax hikes. Now Speaker Pelosi is driving many members to the brink, pushing them to hold their noses and vote yes on trillions more in wasteful spending while saying they can’t raise the debt limit on their own too. This political brinksmanship will crash the economy if Democrats push too far. Unfortunately, that means Democrats are going to hurt everyday Americans to learn a simple lesson, you made the mess, you get to clean it up.

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DebS
1 month ago

One of the ways to “fix” the Debt Crisis” is to take back the stimulus money that was paid to people that didn’t deserve to receive it in the first place. Such as illegal aliens, rich politicians, etc. And get people back to work instead of paying them to stay home and not work!!! And to stop paying bribes to people if they get a Covid vaccine. It’s very obvious that the “leaders” in Washington have never had to run a household on a budget, if they did things would be much different.

Constant de Calonne
1 month ago

America CANNOT AFFORD the extravagant bills ! The Dems R not acting In good faith and I am not so sure exactly what is truly disguised within these bills Dems are not credible. Nor are they realistic KILL THE BILLS KILL THE BILLS IT is definitely NOT true that There is 0 cost and that “THE RICH will pay ” JUST HOW DUMB DOES THE DEM PARTY THINK AMERICANS ARE? WHAT AN INSULT TO OUR INTELLIGENCE !

Linda M
1 month ago

Have y’all contacted your representative and senators.

Katie
1 month ago

They always want to be in charge but don’t have a clue on how to do it. Thus, they make a mess of everything they do.

MOCountry
1 month ago

The party of jackasses NEVER clean up their messes!!

Jesse Tiede
1 month ago

Democrats fix problems? That they made? Are you kidding? Democrat politicians are why velcro was put on shoes, and Starbucks costs $5 for a cup of coffee! Everybody knows Democrats aren’t smart enough to FIX problems…

Theresa Coughlin
1 month ago

Let’s be honest: The debt ceiling is only an excuse for Congress to keep wracking up future bills that they have no intention of paying for. This is Congress’ attitude in a nutshell: We want to spend more now so instead of raising taxes on every single taxpayer in this country (income level be damned) we’ll just keep raising the debt ceiling and stick future generations with the mess. This financial abuse of this country’s taxpayers really needs to stop. Contrary to the delusions of the democratic party, we are NOT human ATMs with endless supplies of cash.

johnh
1 month ago

Manchin has said he might vote for spending bill at 1.5T, which is less than what Biden wants. But think about this, During Reagan years—the total Federal debt was 1.5Trillion —- so what has happened in Washington,DC since that time..

johnh
1 month ago

My opinion, the spending bill should not pass until they take every give-away program out of it. That sounds like Socialist ideas & not Americans that want to support themselves. Last I heard, this bill has 2500-pages & so what is in this.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

The entire Human Infrastructure spending bill is composed entirely of so-called give-away programs, tax hikes and additional regulations. So if they strip out all the contents, there is no bill to pass. The correct answer is the reconciliation bill shouldn’t even exist, as it serves NO USEFUL benefit to America or its people. Geez!

Tish
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

Aaaah, you have to read it to find out, says pelosi . . .

johnh
1 month ago

Why do Democrats want to increase debt ceiling, when Joe Biden keeps saying the $3.5T spending bill with cost zero dollars. How can Biden stand in back of a mike & say that…..are the rest of Democrats so brainwashed by this statement that they will vote for a bill cuz Joe needs it.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

What you desperately need are two basic courses: One on basic economics and the other on civics to understand how the three branches of the federal government operate. That way you can understand how every statement coming of Biden’s mouth is a lie or distortion and why the debt ceiling was created originally.

Linda M
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

I thought Obama was our Liar in Chief, but he can’t hold a candle to Biden.

Dave Smith
1 month ago

Any republican voting with these psychopaths is as big an enemy of America as the democrats themselves! Not only should they be removed from office, they should be assisted with their transition to a different plane of existence! Everything this administration of “adults in charge” touches results in a fecalfest of epic proportions and no American should help them destroy this country!

Diana D
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Smith

Agreed

Kathryn V
1 month ago

Debt is the new slavery. A legal immigrant said that. How profound.

Steven H
1 month ago

If I have to live within a budget then the government should too. I can’t just give myself more money like they do so I can get things I want. I drive a 15 year old car. I don’t have the nicest house. I live within my means. Stop the madness. The Democrats care nothing for this country, Their concern is power and how to keep it.

Reality
1 month ago

Obama/Biden/Harris are doing everything possible to destroy America for good before Trump takes back the presidency which was stolen from him by the democrats in our crooked election process!!!

Murf Appling
1 month ago

Did the basic math N class yesterday – every American citizen is N debt approx $84,840.00. And the students who participated N the exercise R still N the “on deck circle” or “in the dugout”. Especially our grand children!! As Pogo use to say, “we have found the enemy & it is us!” All R part of the problem. No one wants to say NO or do without, or adjust & adapt their lifestyle.

D.P.
1 month ago

My vote is that these folks will fall back on their capacity to “play political games” as the ariticle cites.
It is their “bread and butter” when it comes to ramrodding something through. Just watch and see how they will cajole, pressure, twist arms and beat compromises out of their opponents….that’s always been their tactic and means to an end. The system we now have cannot function otherwise, no matter who is on top….dems, repubs, whoever. The core to this is the system that promotes long term office holding, lobby influences, money under the table, collusion and corruption. Until this fundamental system is changed, nothing else will change. I have said this before, and yet again…..term limits, a balanced budget and adherance to our Constitution are what matters, …not the power, greed and selfish agendas of those who are in charge. Sadly, nothing seems to be happening that spells an end to the “system” that is no longer “of, for and by the people.”

Neil Schmidt
1 month ago

Sad, but true: Saul Alinsky LIVES! I thought he had died in 1972, but he has somehow been cloned to reappear in the U.S. Senate, House of Reps and various Deep State agencies.

Gloria
1 month ago

As I’ve said before many times The Democrat party is not what it was …. They are now power hungry and putting Americans last. It is being proven daily with open borders, no respect for border patrol, police, and anyone that dares to disagree with them. Sad to put Americans last.
Everyone knows you can’t support the entire world. It’s simple you cannot spend more than you earn. There is always payback!

Garye
1 month ago

This democrat clown show is a TOTAL failure!
It’s exactly what establishment career politicians do – NOTHING!
Throw them out!
Self serving,lying,corrupt,party politics is the ONLY thing that they care about.
Citizens are an inconvenience to their money and power grab!

Robert
1 month ago

These fools will not clean up a darn thing. They will continue to spend us into oblivion. That’s what they do. Money will soon be worthless.

Jim Jolly
1 month ago

Like I have said before, why are so many in the DemocRat Party so afraid of Pelosi. If they don’ t get re-elected they can go to work as a lobist and write a book on how meam Pelosi is. That way they wouldn’t have to put up with Pelosi, Schumer and Bidens $hit

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