The tax-and-spend Democratic Party is at it again, intent on raising the debt ceiling to get it done. Thankfully Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was ready for their tricks.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) attempted to ram through a raise to the debt ceiling with a simple 60-vote majority, The Hill reported. McConnell swatted down that proposal that would have killed any chance for a Republican filibuster.
“Simply allow for a simple-majority threshold to raise the debt ceiling and avoid this needless catastrophe that Republicans have steered us toward,” Schumer falsely claimed. “We’re just asking Republicans to get out of the way. Get out of the way, when you are risking the full faith and credit of the United States to play a nasty political game,” he said.
McConnell was not about to let Democrats make this drastic move without a proper channel for rebuttal. He used a Senate rule that allows any member to block a vote proposed, forcing the issue to go through a more formal process where it would have to be debated.
“Democrats will not get bipartisan help borrowing money so they can immediately blow historic sums on a partisan taxing and spending spree,” McConnell said. “The Democratic leader knew this request would fail,” he added.
“There is no chance, no chance the Republican conference will go out of our way to help Democrats conserve their time and energy so they can resume ramming through partisan socialism as fast as possible,” McConnell asserted. Reconciliation means Democrats will have to retool and vote on a new number for the debt ceiling rather than just taking the cap off completely as Schumer proposed.
Talk about raising the debt ceiling never addresses the reality of the situation. Rather than cutting spending like individuals or companies would do with too much debt, Democrats simply want the ability to borrow more money while pretending it is necessary to preserve America’s credit rating.
However, the best way to secure a favorable fiscal profile is to stop with the deficit spending. Of course, Democrats can’t cut spending because handing out goodies is the only way they can get votes.