As was widely expected from the redpilled right, Mitch “the RINO” McConnell went ahead and did what he does best: back down to Democrats.
Rather than stand up to Chuck Schumer and the other Democrats pushing for a massive increase in the debt ceiling that would allow them to spend yet more on their America-last policies, as real conservatives in the Senate did, Mitch and his coterie of Conservative, Inc. cowards backed down yet again.
Without Republicans, the Democrats couldn’t have passed their spending plan. Under typical Senate rules, 60 votes would have been needed, which Democrats had no hope of reaching.
But, as is his nature, Mitch backed down and supported a measure that would lower that number to 50, so Democrats were able to eke out their 51 needed votes and pass plans to spend yet more of your money.
Fortunately, there are still a few conservatives left in the Senate and they’re all hammering Mitch McConnell for his cowardice and short-sightedness, both of which led him to empower Democrats to add trillions more to the already massive national debt.
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, for example, said:
I have repeatedly said I will not support raising the debt ceiling for the Democrats’ radical agenda that is causing inflation and driving up our national debt. Republicans attempted to pass a bill earlier this week that would have prevented spending cuts to Medicare providers.
Democrats blocked it so they could cynically use the issue to increase the debt limit for their partisan deficit spending. Inflation is wiping out wage gains, deficit spending is mortgaging our children’s future, and Democrats need to take responsibility and be held accountable for adding trillions of dollars more to our national debt.
Similarly, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee went on a long tirade against the bill, saying:
The Democrats have made this problem, so what they need to do is come forward with a solution, and I was not willing to help them at all on this. Now, when you do a debt ceiling sometimes you get something forward for it. Like in 2011, when we did the budget reconciliation then and we had the sequester we actually were able to reduce some of the spending.
But to just say, oh, it’s at $28.4 [trillion] and you’re going to bump it up to whatever number, $30 trillion, whatever, $35 trillion. We know with this, this Build Back Broke plan they’re trying to pass that it would be north of $40 trillion by the time we get to the end of the decade.
They have to begin to cut spending, you have to begin to reform federal programs,” she said. “You have to freeze hiring of the federal workforce. You have to learn to do more with less; all things that Donald Trump tried to do, and look at how the media and the D.C. establishment and the swamp treated Donald Trump.
Even Senator Lindsey Graham, himself no rock-ribbed conservative, called McConnell’s France in 1940-style retreat a “mistake.” How’s that for an understatement?
And Trump, predictably, slammed McConnell in a statement, calling him a ” broken old crow” that handed the Democrats “total victory” and saying he empowered Biden’s “Build Back Worse” agenda.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics