Republicans Block Democrats Bill To Raise Debt Limit

Of course, the media is complaining about this, because when Democrats block Republicans when Republicans are in the majority everything is OK

Senate Republicans Filibuster Government Funding Bill Over Debt Ceiling Provision With Three Days Until Shutdown

Senate Republicans Monday filibustered Democrats’ bill to fund the government and suspend the debt ceiling, days before a potential federal shutdown and possible debt default.

Republicans vowed for weeks to oppose a debt ceiling increase and urged Democrats to put the provision in their filibuster-proof $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. But Democrats have thus far refused to do so, and with their bill’s failure Monday, Congress now has just three days to pass a new funding bill to avoid a government shutdown set to begin Friday at midnight.

Speaking on the Senate floor ahead of the 48-50 vote, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer lambasted Republicans and alleged that they were throwing the country “toward unnecessarily, avoidable disaster.” Schumer changed his vote to “no” at the last second, allowing him to bring the funding bill back up at a later date.

Blah blah blah. Democrats whine, too, even though they do the same thing. Here’s an idea: stop spending way more money than you take in.

“We will support a clean, continuing resolution that will prevent a government shutdown, get disaster relief to Louisiana, help properly vetted Afghan refugees who put themselves on the line for America and support the Iron Dome assistance for our ally Israel,” McConnell said. “We will not provide Republican votes for raising the debt limit.”

Republicans’ objections stem from the Democrats’ budget itself. If they have the power to and are planning on pushing it through Congress without GOP input, they argue, then they should be responsible for raising the limit on their own. Most estimates say it must be raised before mid to late October in order to avoid a default.

“Bipartisanship is not a light switch, a light switch that Democrats can flip on when they need to borrow money, and switch off when the want to spend money,” McConnell added. “The debt suspension that expired in August covered all the debt that had been accumulated to that point. This is an argument about the future.”

That’s a good point: why would Republicans vote for a bill that paves the way for the Democrats $3.5 trillion 100% partisan bill, especially when Democrats work to gum up the works when Republicans are the majority party, even though Republicans usually ask for Democratic Party input on these types of bills. When Dems are the majority, they suddenly say they want bipartisanship. Which, of course, means, Republicans voting for the insane Dem bills while being allowed no input.

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15 Responses to “Republicans Block Democrats Bill To Raise Debt Limit”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    from the Washington Examiner March 2019:

    Last week, (T****’s) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned Congress that it must act to ensure the ceiling is raised somehow so the U.S. doesn’t default on its debt or current spending commitments.

    “Honoring the full faith and credit of the United States is a critical commitment,” Mnuchin wrote in a letter to lawmakers. “I encourage Congress to raise the debt limit.”

    The national debt hit $22 trillion for the first time last month, less than a year after it hit $21 trillion.

    But NOW nuCons finally want to default on the debt, LOL. The nuGOP/T**** regime generated massive debt and now it’s time to pay the bills. Senate nuGOPhers vote to lift the debt ceiling time after time with a nuGOP Prezzy. Although the Dems can raise the debt limit by reconciliation, it’s time to drown the filibuster in the bathtub and for Democrats to face the fact that nuGOPhers are anarchists intent on destroying America and rebuilding it in their image. Or maybe it’s time to shut down the government and stop paying Congress, SCOTUS, DHS, immigrant housing subsidies, Social Security, Medicare, troops, defense contractors etc.

    The political movement that has won but a single popular vote in 3 decades is succeeding in dismantling the nation.

    Conservatives are ruthless and relentless, libs are wusses.

    • Kye says:

      The national debt is currently over $28 trillion. Get your facts straight you lying sack of commie crap. As usual the left lies.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Note that the Sec of Treasury mentioned was Mnuchin, Sedition Don’s lackey. So according to the quote from the fascist-right Washington Examiner, back in Mar 2019, the debt was 22 trillion. Get your facts straight you lying sack of fascist crap.

        The usual fascist-right ignorance. Learn to read.

      • Zachriel says:

        Kye: The national debt is currently over $28 trillion.

        The national debt held by the public is $22 trillion. There are also intragovernmental holdings of about $6 trillion.

        • Kye says:

          That’s what I stated, Zachriel, $28 trillion. But I do appreciate the support.

          Now we can break it down by household and government agency or just call it the “national debt”. Whatever you decide the total ends up being $28 trillion.

          • Zachriel says:

            Kye: But I do appreciate the support.

            You’re welcome. Both figures can be said to represent the national debt, so it’s important to be clear which you are using. The $22 trillion, though, is what is owed by the government to the public. The $6 trillion is internal to the government, such as the Social Security Trust Fund.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    William Teach obviously doesn’t understand what he’s typing about.

    It’s almost as if he accepts whatever Mitch McConnell tells him.

    Why didn’t William Teach complain about the T**** deficits??

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob writing about others being clueless.
      Look in the mirror, dipshit.
      So where is the Rimjob blog?
      That’s right, you leech off the Captain everyday because you’re too stupid and lazy to come up with anything close to being original on your own.
      Did I mention cheap too?

      Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        William Teach and his “pound”puppy, Spitroast, dipshits that they are… can’t accept criticism. Poor babies.

    • david7134 says:

      Jeff,
      You realize your statements don’t make sense and your prejudice makes you blind. Mitch is one of your guys. He is a RINO. Then how does putting a cap on debt default on loans?

  3. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: Of course, the media is complaining about this, because when Democrats block Republicans when Republicans are in the majority everything is OK

    The debt ceiling is different than other legislation, an artifact of U.S. history. Not raising the debt ceiling to cover already appropriated spending would result in a credit default by the U.S.

    William Teach: Democrats whine, too, even though they do the same thing.

    In 2011 and 2013, it was Republicans who opposed raising the debt ceiling. It was Democrat Gephardt who instituted a rule that the debt limit was deemed to be increased as necessary whenever Congress passed a budget.

    William Teach: Here’s an idea: stop spending way more money than you take in.

    You are confused. Due to peculiarities of the U.S. system, the Congress will appropriate funds and enact tax cuts, but then has to raise the debt limit periodically. (Other countries don’t have this peculiar second step.) You might advocate Congress not appropriate more than they do, or tax more than they do, but having appropriated funds and enacted tax cuts, they have a fiduciary responsibility to fund the budget. Otherwise, they have promised payment, then refused to actually make those payments.

    Essentially, the Republicans are threatening to blow it all up if they don’t get their way. It would be best to simply dispense with the debt limit, which has no fiscal purpose.

    • Zachriel says:

      William Teach: Democrats whine, too, even though they do the same thing.

      In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Democrats voted to raise the debt ceiling under President Trump.

  4. Kye says:

    Ruth B. Ginsburg must be freezing her wilted ass off because I agree with Zachriel:

    ” It would be best to simply dispense with the debt limit, which has no fiscal purpose.”

    The same might be said about the budget.

    • david7134 says:

      What budget? Obama did away with that. Trump tried to have a decent budget, but commie Ryan stuck it to him.

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