Stating the obvious
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • 10 months ago • 26 comments
Link to quote: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/mccarthy-bernie-sanders-debt-ceiling-wags-dog
Joe Biden has found himself in a unique position after refusing to meet with Speaker McCarthy over a bipartisan deal on a spending/budget ceiling deal for 97 days, then agreed to negotiations after McCarthy did what democrats thought impossible: putting a spending cut deal together and getting the House to pass it. Biden, who is obviously an empty vessel representing the democratic party othodoxy of Obama-Sanders-Rice, thought he could simply run out the clock and have Republicans blamed for a government shutdown. The House Bill forced Biden's handlers to at least pretend to be negotiating in good faith. This past week Biden attended the G-7 Summit and said he would allow staff to negotiate, but he would be back Sunday night to maybe add to the process.
Here is Biden speaking at the G-7 Summit. There will be questions following this video. Please follow the facts presented herein very carefully.
Let us break down the facts of this so called debt ceiling crisis:
So far the government has been blessed with $2.69 Trillion in revenue. The problem is that the Biden regime has spent 3.61 Trillion. The current national debt is $31.46 Trillion. Last year the US government collected $4.90 Trillion, but Biden's regime spent $6.27 Trillion. It is not like we were in the midst of a world war. That is primarily all social spending. The government's interest payments on the debt in the next ten years will be $10 Trillion. Biden has been telling us that he cut the defecit by $1.7 Trillion. Every fact checking site (and they are all leftist sites) call it a lie. One of his handlers evidently figured out that the $1.7 Trillion equals the covid money that congress has no longer re-authorized. They are clever that way.
Here is my question:
Does anyone think it is time to really limit spending?
One final note on the people who contol Biden:
"The house speaker doubled down on comments he made yesterday when he alleged that Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a "real effect" on Biden in debt ceiling negotiations. In an appearance on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures , McCarthy pointed to a press conference from Sanders as the definitive moment when negotiations on the debt ceiling reversed.
"He really wags the dog," McCarthy answered when asked if Sanders was the one leading the shift in the White House's debt ceiling negotiations. "I mean, when Bernie Sanders or AOC says something, the White House shifts the other way."
The press conference that McCarthy believed shifted Biden's willingness to negotiate was a Friday press conference of Democratic Senators led by Sanders, during which he said that accepting Republican demands to make spending cuts would cause "incalculable harm."
"Yesterday, Senators stood together to urge President Biden not to cave to Republican demands to make cuts that would cause incalculable harm to the American people. Instead, we believe he should prepare to use the 14th Amendment," Sanders said."
Evidently the man whom many democrats feared could never win a presidential election believes that the 14th Amendment was written to allow a president to go around congress. The section that the lefties keep pointing to was written so the post Civil War Republic could clean up it's debts.
Today's civics lesson.