You had ONE job Mitch, just one.
Mitch McConnell is a man who cares only for the short term ramifications of something, rather than considering the long-term implications of his actions.
Long term implications like raising the debt ceiling yet again…..
Democrats are in a tight corner with their ridiculous spending bill, and that is exactly where we should keep them.
There should be zero ‘reconciliation’, and we should just let The U.S. default on its debt, or pay those debts, but cut government spending somewhere in the neighborhood of 70%.
Defaulting on debt would have a lot of negative short term consequences, but the way I see it, dealing with the short term fallout is better than kicking the can on down the line yet again.
Mitch McConnell recently extended an olive branch to Democrats on their insane spending package, and President Trump doesn’t disappoint with his response to McConnell’s cave-in:
"Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again. He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand. Don’t let them destroy our Country!" – President Donald J. Trump pic.twitter.com/YfDejLfade
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 6, 2021
McConnell told his colleagues he’s concerned about pressure on Manchin and Sinema to gut filibuster in order to raise debt ceiling, I’m told. He pointed to this as reason why he is floating short-term increase in order to ease pressure on and push Democrats to use reconcilation
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 6, 2021
The Epoch Times had more on McConnell’s proposed deal with Democrats:
“This will moot Democrats’ excuses about the time crunch they created and give the unified Democratic government more than enough time to pass standalone debt limit legislation through reconciliation,” he said.
“Alternatively, if Democrats abandon their efforts to ram through another historically reckless taxing and spending spree that will hurt families and help China, a more traditional bipartisan governing conversation could be possible.”
The proposal seeks to quench Democrat complaints that Republicans may seek to delay a reconciliation vote, making it a risky maneuver because the U.S. faces a crisis if the ceiling isn’t suspended or raised by Oct. 18, while reinforcing McConnell’s position that most Republicans won’t vote with Democrats to address the limit.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 6, 2021
Just over 2 months ago, @LeaderMcConnell was the FIRST signature… saying “we will not vote to increase the debt ceiling…” Guess they forgot the “well, except for a half trillion dollar short term increase if Schumer yells “Filibuster – Boo!” Race to the @NRSC fundraiser, guys! pic.twitter.com/jbAIXHeseA
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) October 7, 2021
The debt ceiling is expected to expire in just a few short weeks according to The Hill:
Trump’s statement came hours after McConnell offered Democrats a deal on temporarily resolving the impasse. The country is estimated to have just weeks before it defaults on the national debt — a scenario that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said would spark an economic crisis and make the U.S. “a permanently weaker nation.”
The GOP leader proposed a temporary solution that would allow Democrats to raise the nation’s borrowing authority for two more months without having to resort to a procedural move known as reconciliation to circumvent the filibuster — or attempting to eliminate the filibuster for the debt ceiling.