2021-09-29 15:10:04 UTC
to help the GOP
Since 1917, when the debt ceiling first
crept into law as a byproduct of World
War I spending increases, its been
raised or suspended nearly 100 times.
Eighteen of those were under President
Reagan, nine under George H. W. Bush,
seven under his son, and four under
Trump, along with numerous hikes under
In recent years though, weve seen
occasions when every Republican in the
House and nearly every GOP senator has
refused to support debt ceiling
increases under Democratic presidents.
McConnell is guaranteeing there will
be zero Republican votes for the
responsible course this time.
He tries to evade blame by suggesting
the debt ceiling is about debt yet to
be incurred by President Bidens
programs. Its not.
Some 97 percent of U.S. debt was
incurred before President Biden became
president, and 89 percent of the
increase in the debt since the ceiling
was last raised, came under Trump.
Destroying the full faith and credit
of the United States is horrific
policy, but good partisan politics.
That hes doing whats best for his
party, and by his own admission, worst
for the county, reveals his true
Republicans who force the country into
default, will have done more damage to
the United States than any group of
elected officials since those who
seceded to form the Confederate States
Great nations pay their bills. And
those entitled to be called leaders
put country over party.