“Why are you against it?” Raising the debt limit?


Fox news Sunday

Fox news Sunday

FoxNews host Trace Gallagher briefly put pressure on Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) on Sunday because Republican Senator refused to support raising the debt cap, and Barasso is already there. I was wondering why I disagree because it covers the approved government costs.

After a Thanksgiving break, the US Senate The next few weeks will be very busy and ready to be tense.. Democrats, who have a very slim majority in the chamber, are not only responsible for finding ways to resolve conflicts within the party. Better social spending plans than buildback But they are also forced to do it alone, in terms of raising debt limits before the government runs out of money next month.

After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Agreed reached in October To allow the Democratic Party to pass the short-term debt limit extension He vowed that the Republicans will not provide any further assistance By raising the debt cap. In fact, Kentucky Senator told President Joe Biden that he was even pleased to allow the United States to default on government bonds.

Interview with Barasso Fox news Sunday, Guarantee (filling anchor Chris Wallace) has sparked criticism for raising the Republican debt cap, pointing out that Republican excuses don’t really make much sense.

“Republicans say they’re against buildback better, but they’re also against raising debt caps. Mitch McConnell said it would only allow Democrats to spend,” Gallagher said. rice field. “However The Wall Street Journal I quote here. “Votes that raise debt limits do not approve new spending, which essentially allows the Treasury to raise funds to pay government-approved costs.” Congress refuses to extend debt caps. He said that if the federal government was forced to default, Barasso’s own home state would suffer.

“It’s important to point out in your state alone. It’s about 30,000 paying for something that benefits from SNAP. Of course, it’s a food advantage. Free or discounted meals The 33,000 students targeted. So there are many benefits to your state, the Senator, “Gallerger continued. “So why are you against it?”

Instead of answering directly Fox news Sunday The moderator’s question, Barasso, instead stayed in the message, blaming all Democrats.

“In my state, I was a senator,” he replied. “Our institutions require us to balance our budget each year and live within our means as families need to, and the federal government should do the same. “

Barasso added: “It’s all about Democratic spending. It’s 100 percent. If you get rid of the accounting gimmicks, this bill proposed by Democrats is $ 4 trillion in additional spending. Vote for the bill. No Republican member or raises the debt cap. This is a Democratic Party member. “

Meanwhile, Gallagher went to the right and moved the conversation to inflation and gas prices.

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