“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is supporting the Biden administration’s plan to spend more than $40 billion on Ukraine, security at the border, and disaster aid in the United States. Some Republicans in the House will want to divide the issue up, particularly when it comes to how to pay for disasters. Others don’t want to spend much or any additional funds on the war in Ukraine.”
“We reported this week that Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate plan to work together to pass up to three joint spending bills within the next week. In the House, on the other hand, Republicans are coming up with new ways to make it hard to pass even some of the most partisan bills.”
“When you put everything together, you’ll see how messy September will be. McCarthy is attempting to buy more time past September 30 so that he can get through the House Republicans’ unrealistic spending plans. McConnell as well as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, together with members from both parties, want to keep the spending bills clean, organized, and bipartisan.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) stated, “If you look at past shutdowns, Republicans pretty much gave in, and nothing got done. In fact, the shutdown did not save money at all. It ended up costing more.”
This stupid choice comes after multiple news stories in the last week showed how much the national debt has grown. We are not at war, in a slump or downturn, or in the middle of a pandemic, but the federal government continues to spend like we are.
Biden said that since he began his term in office, he has cut the debt by $1.7 trillion. I’m not good at math, but since the government’s deficit spending is expected to go from $1 trillion to $2 trillion by the final week of this fiscal year, I believe his math has been off by, well, a lot.
The Biden government wants you to believe that the economy is doing great. The numbers look good on paper, but you can’t avoid the pain that most Americans feel every time they go to the food store, stop at a gas station, or pay their bills. Things might be better in Democratic areas in big cities where the rich live, but for the remaining population of America, the pain remains real and is getting worse.