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Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:51 AM

Mitch McConnell needs to stop playing games with the debt ceiling

Hysteria, like controversy, is usually a manufactured phenomenon in Washington. But when it comes to the increasingly vocal worry that Congress will not raise the debt ceiling, the hysteria is real and warranted. This is no arcane exercise in wonkery. All of us and the global economy will be in for a world of hurt if Congress fails to act.

“My advice to this Democratic government, the president, the House and Senate: Don’t play Russian roulette with our economy,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday. “Step up and raise the debt ceiling and cover all that you’ve been engaged in all year long.”

That’s not how any of this works. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wrote to House Democrats last weekend, “The debt limit is a shared responsibility, and I urge Congress to come together, in that spirit, on a bipartisan basis as it has in the past to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.”

That bipartisanship is crucial, as it’s usually how any move on the debt ceiling proceeds. Which makes McConnell’s Wednesday statement ridiculous, especially considering that just two days before, he declared that Democrats “will not get Senate Republicans’ help with raising the debt limit.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/25/mitch-mcconnell-republicans-stop-playing-games-debt-ceiling/

McConnell's blatant hypocrisy is particularly galling. It is appalling that someone in his position of authority would work actively to destroy the democratic foundations of very government he was elected to serve. He is no patriot; he is the leader of a party of traitors to this country.

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Sun Sep 26, 2021, 12:32 PM

1. Dear Mitch you asshole

Quite a bit of this debt is to pay what happened over TFG's tenure. An unpaid tax cut for the rich is a big part of it

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Sun Sep 26, 2021, 01:34 PM

2. I really like Capehart

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