Democrats Set Stage for Debt Limit Showdown With Republicans in the Senate

Should Democrats raise the debt limit via reconciliation if there's no Republican support?

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    John
    09/29/2021

    Once again the Republicans who haven’t done anything in the last 15 years are added again and we’re going to run this country right down the toilet. 15 years of Republican miss handling of the economy has led to the disaster that were now living through. Top that off with their total in action over COVID Well it could’ve been temp down from the beginning has made this disaster even worse. Republicans are pathetic, the whole party stinks from the head down.

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    Thomas
    09/29/2021

    Using Resolution should be a last option. If it becomes the only possibility, we should remember that the Republicans forced us into it and McConnell forced them into it.

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    Chips
    09/27/2021

    Debt limit has to be raised to pay the bills that have already been incurred. Raising taxes on Corporations and the wealthy is the only way to bring down the nation’s debt

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    Michael J
    09/27/2021

    The National Debt is only a “problem” when the Democrats are in power. The “problem” being the Socialist Republicans can’t give away more Middle Class tax dollars to Wealthy Corporations and Individuals. The Texas Three Stooges are notorious for this. Shameless.

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    John
    09/27/2021

    Screw the Republicans they are the absolute do nothing party but suck up to a loser like trump who lost the house and the Senate and the presidency and still they suck up to the looser. People like Mitch McConnell Devon Nunez and Lindsay Gram should be thrown out of office and thrown into prison along with the idiot mark-0 robi0-polo. All of the scumbags that let Donald Trump and insult their families their fathers their wives it’s disgusting what cowards they are. Just look at Marco Rubio Donald Trump said his father help killed Kennedy as ludicrous as that is Marco Rubio let him get away with it and then bowed before the skim bag Trump. Then ted The looser Cruz let Trump call his wife “ugly “. That’s seemed to be fine with Ted he didn’t care If Donald Trump who his own wife poses nude for porno mags said anything. This all goes to show how absolutely ridiculous and sickened the republican party is today. A party of lies and liars. At this point if you support Donald Trump with everything that has been laid on the table from the bogus recount in Arizona to the absolute fact that Donald Trump help kill 500,000 Americans than you are as big of an idiot as Donald Trump is. You are being used to you being made a loser. That’s trumps gambit he knows he’s a loser he’s trying to drag everyone down with him that he can Well comes from psychologically who knows maybe Donald Trump’s mother never liked him maybe Donald Trump’s father never liked him but anyone in America smart will do the same and Not like him because he is the black plague of America. His whole game is to drag this country down to reflect his own miserable life.

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    Frank_001
    09/26/2021

    All Politicians exaggerate and, on occasion, lie. (You know, "Two Chickens in Every Pot.") From Nixon on, Republicans raised lying to an art form and a science. White Racists were targeted and have been ever since. McConnell has convinced Republicans to place party above country. Trump made lying a way of life for Republicans Toomey, like most card-carrying Republicans, is a Trump acolyte. Like you & I many give him zero credibility. My question is how many Pennsylvanians are damn gullible? Does a majority of Pennsylvanians believe their economic situation is fantastic? Are they gaslit about personal finance? When we have the Great Facturing of America, Pennsylvania may not be accepted into the Northeast Coalition. I'll feel bad if Pennsylvania become part of some bizarro Upper Midwest Confederation of Nation States joining Ohio and West Virginia. 🥺 @Brian wrote: "I heard Senator Toomey on CNN today once again perpetuate the lie of the massive tax cut for the wealthy resulting in the "best economy of..." Read more here: https://www.causes.com/comments/1499612

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    Wendy
    09/27/2021

    Pass the bills. We voted to move forward. Get on board or get out of the way.

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    Julia
    09/27/2021

    Raise it!

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    Frank_001
    09/26/2021

    @Sandra, love your comment! In just a few words, you cut right to the heart of the matter. @Sandra wrote: "Never forget how the Republicans have not had the best interests of the American people at their core for decades now. ..." Read more here: https://www.causes.com/comments/1499327

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    Polardoom
    09/27/2021

    What’s the point of bipartisanship then!?

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    Brian
    09/26/2021

    I heard Senator Toomey on CNN today once again perpetuate the lie of the massive tax cut for the wealthy resulting in the "best economy of his lifetime", even though it HAS NEVER paid for itself and never will. We need to stop listening to these Republican lies. They don't pass responsible budgets, the Trump tax cut and massive spending blew a huge hole in the deficit that the Democrats are trying to fix, and Toomey is running away at the end of his turn without ever once paying for the mess he helped create. Democrats need to pass a budget that will pay for itself and raise the debt ceiling to pay for all the holes the Republicans created.

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    Frank_001
    09/26/2021

    I am looking for a well done video presentation on the philosophies and views of government finance. Is there a good Ted Talk, YouTube Video, a Great Course lecture series, or some other platform I am unaware of, something with a minimum of misinformation and demagoguery. Thanks in advance!

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    Polardoom
    09/27/2021

    @Dave I would venture to say you also know very little about conservatives as well. You’re supporting dictatorial behavior because you think your camp is morally superior. Hm. Superior? Wonder where that ideology which persecuted a whole group of people based on their category / beliefs / opinions / cultural identification has been used in the past? That which you’ve labeled Republicans is that which you’ve allowed the media to tell you is true. It’s called projection and propaganda. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that not one singular politician in power at this time (red or blue) has anything but their own special interests and power grabs in mind. The sooner you realize that the blue is just as bad as the red, the sooner we can stop attacking the straw men they’ve set up for all of us and focus on the real problems. Ignorance is bliss. And it’s certainly not an excuse to abuse power, regardless of which side you support. All these “inclusive” and “progressive” liberals are literally the most intolerant and hate filled humans I’ve ever interacted with. These ways of thinking are going to cause all of us to suffer really badly. I hope that those of you supporting these people are at least prepared for the economic fallout that’s going to come after the 1st week of December. It’s already started.. but after those mandates go into affect.. whoooo.. look out. Better have food and water stored somewhere safe. It’s going to get tough. Sad thing is.. you’ll all be looking at the conservatives for help because you have no idea how to function without big brother. 🙄 You’re not morally superior. And it’s the epitome of intolerance and ignorance to label an entire group of people based on the hatred you’ve got within your heart. Stop listening to propaganda and start thinking for yourselves. Or we are all boned.

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    Ron
    09/27/2021

    What’s the purpose of a debt limit, if every time you approach it, you increase the limit? Cut government employees, and stop funding border walls while our own borders are not secure.

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    Surender
    09/26/2021

    Gop blocks biden nominees Gop blocks debt limit Gop blocks immigration reform Gop blocks supreme court nominees Gop blocks infrastructure bill Gop blocks mask mandates Gop blocks vaccine mandates Gop blocks abortion bills Gop blocks voting rights bill Gop blocks election certification The list goes on What does Gop stand for? What alternatives has Gop tabled? In plain language … Gop are blockheads? Can America progress?

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    John
    09/26/2021

    Donald Trump came to Georgia yesterday and made one of his outlandishly laughable ridiculous lie filled speeches. But, now I totally get it – I hadn’t been thinking like an adolescent – I totally get what Trump is doing he is trying to destroy the republican party for revenge for the lack of support he felt he got when he tried to overthrow the democratic process and Install himself as king of America. I totally get it now – he is absolutely insane…… He is truly an adolescent little brat boy and a grown man’s body.

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    Suzette
    09/26/2021

    This one of those times when the GOP need to stop being hypocrites and vote to raise instead of playing politics with federal workers lives! We raised it how many under the tRump administration!?

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    Nancy
    09/26/2021

    SINCE THE GOP IS PLAYING GAMES WHILE THE COUNTRY SUFFERS .....A DEFINATE YES!!! THE GOP CAN GO TO HELL!!!! I FOR ONE AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIER CRAP!!!! GROW UP GOP YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED ANYONE WHO PLAYS WITH TRUMP IS JUST AS CORRUPT AS TRUMP!!!

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    Robert
    09/26/2021

    The debt limit is a bogus tripwire in our politics. Time to say goodbye.

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    larubia
    09/25/2021

    This is money already spent. Most of this by the past administration. McConnell voted yea to most of it. Now he’s willing to crash our economy (that’s already struggling) & shut our government down, just to make Biden/Democrats look bad. Pathetic.