Treasury Dept. Takes 'Extraordinary Measures' Ahead of Debt Limit Deadline - What Are They?

How do you feel about the national debt?

  • 204

    Republicans need to get out of the way and stop obstructing our recovery from the economic devastation that COVID has caused for so many Americans.

  • 51
    John R

    Our greatest national debt is due to EXCESSIVE MILITARY SPENDING! (+65% of discretionary spending!). Our priorities MUST change to investments in TRUE security: social and environmental programs for example.

  • 816

    Maybe we can eliminate congressional salaries until the debt is gone.

  • 9,037

    The debt would be a lot lower. Trump's 4 years did so much damage! Taxes, trips ect...

  • 1,020

    Since I am not an "accountant" and may not understand all of this business, I do know that this country needs to take care of the things that affect us all directly. We should have had our eyes on this long ago. Yes, we have a huge deficit but I believe this has built up over years and we can no longer ignore it. Get it done.

  • 107

    IMO The feds are private company allowed to print money as needed and without limit. The game then is to charge the US government to pay back monies basically to itself to maintain a rather bogus accounting scheme. The US is suppling an ever increasing demand for dollars all over the world. Make no mistake the US is funding the world, capitalism requires that expanding market. Inflation is another word for too many people with money raising demand on limited supply and the prices go up. Maybe this is why republicans like to put money only in the hands of the wealthy to limit demand and trickle down and don't like raising the minimum wage. We saw them complain the stimulus payments is causing inflation because middle and poor Americans were spending and according to them you don't put money in the hands of middle and poor if they don't earn it..

  • 192

    It amazes me that people still believe the democRATs are the party of the people when it's the democRATs who always raise taxes, look for new things to tax, like the failed soda tax in Chicago, and democRATs always spend the country into outrageous debt!

  • 1,023

    If we spend to help the less fortunate I could give a rats a** about the national debt!!

  • 590

    If the clowns in Washington had to live on a budget like the rest of us …

  • 809

    It’s all Monopoly money now. Most, if not all, of these snakes will be dead, or out of office when the economic disaster hits the country. Maybe it’s time we lived through Zimbabwe-style inflation where you needed a wheelbarrow full of cash to by a sandwich. Of course, they’ll have gotten theirs at everyone else’s expense and have plenty of private security to keep the pitchforks away. Trillions in “Infrastructure” will see to that. We have to be the biggest collection of sucker’s the world has ever seen! Chi-Com 19 was THE best thing to ever happen to Stateists.

  • 198

    We’re leaving a crushing burden for future generations.

  • 1,857

    I blame the national debt from Trump 2017 tax cuts to the rich

  • 22

    It's time to cut spending, not taxes.

  • 5,232

    Just a reminder to everyone that the debt and the deficit are not the same thing.

  • 138
    A David

    Given that the GOP has largely controlled US Governmental budgeting since Newt Gingrich's Contract with America, the GOP has a $17,000,000,000,000 debt built up (pre-pandemic) that the party of "fiscal" responsibility need to answer for.

  • 152

    The Biden regime and its left-wing followers will borrow so much money from China before he gets impeached we will all be speaking Chinese because China will own the United States. Please do not put this country further into debt. And stop all foreign and financial aid to this country repairs itself. It’s gonna take new leader ship let’s hear it for Ron DeSantis

  • 377

    I am not going to grouse about some of the COVID spending, BUT events like COVID are one of the very good reasons one should keep the debt under control during non-event periods. Just common sense. If you run up all your credit cards to the limits during good times, what slack to you have when an urgent unfunded need arises. We need to take the trough away from the politicians by enacting reasonable balanced budget law.

  • 117

    You max out your credit card. About 20% of the money was for legitimate purchases. The rest went into lottery tickets, porn site memberships, and shit from QVC. Then you tell the bank if they don't give you a higher limit that you'll go down, and bring them with you. So they raise your limit. And you max it out again immediately on candy, beer, and cigarettes. You tell the bank to raise your limit again, or else. So they do. And you max it out again immediately by buying your drug dealing neighbor a new set of tires for his car. Another call to the bank. More money. More bad decisions. Another call to the bank. More money. More bad decisions. Another call to the bank. More money. More bad decisions. Another call to the bank. More money. More bad decisions. Repeat over and over and over again for 40 years. Now scale it up from your $25,000 worth of credit card debt to $25,000,000,000,000. Yes. That's 25 Thousand Billion dollars. Most people just say 25 trillion, but it doesn't have the same ring to it as 25 million million. If everyone, citizens, legal and illegal aliens, children, babies, literally every human being living in the US had $25,000 of credit card debt, that would total up to roughly $8,750,000,000,000, using 350 million as the number of people. That's about 1/3 of what our national debt is. And they need more money or we're going down. I say we're already down, hopelessly in debt from bad decisions made by bad management and we are collectively unwilling to change. We've been down for quite a while. No more debt. No more. Adult up and cut spending. Don't invent new ways to spend it. Use the money appropriated, and no more. Create a watershed for which programs get turned off first when you have no more money and still need to spend. That's what every single person in the US that isn't in Congress would have to do.

  • 694

    We the people need to hold our senators and representatives responsible for overspending. It makes no sense at all to increase the national debt so politicians can keep trying to buy votes with the taxpayers money. I am extremely angry that these 2000+ page spending bills are being passed without being read. Please start reading these entire bills in session so there can be no excuse for not knowing the harm being done in these bills and to slow down the spending. Maybe members of congress should be forced to pay for these bills and not the taxpayers.

  • 148

    The Congress is utterly reckless and irresponsible about our national debt.