Remember when the Democrats took control of the House by a razor-thin margin in 2018? They immediately impeached President Donald Trump. Twice. But now that Republicans have a narrow margin in the House again, they’re back to telling us, “We have no choice but to cooperate with the Democrats.” So weak.
Which brings us to the debt ceiling boondoggle that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) cut with Joe Biden in secret meetings behind closed doors.
This bill does not do anything that McCarthy promised it would do. Good grief, it keeps spending levels at the post-COVID level. It adds another $4 trillion to the national debt, and this is not even the annual continuing resolution!
Congress used to pass budgets once upon a time, but they threw that away fifteen years ago during Barack Obama’s first year in office.
The last time that the Uni-Party in DC passed a real budget was in 2008. Since then, it’s been just runaway spending and debt. McCarthy may have enough votes to pass this monstrosity in the House, and Chuck Schumer will definitely get it through the Senate.
However, the House Rules Committee could derail it. Two Republicans on the Rules Committee are opposed to the debt ceiling deal. If they can convince one more Republican to vote against it, the bill won’t make it out of the Rules Committee.
Here’s hoping, but… when was the last time Republicans won a winnable fight without having Donald Trump in the mix?
Here’s Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) explaining why no conservative should support this debt ceiling deal.