Washington Republicans have made it clear they are fiscally irresponsible and will use every reckless tool in the book to throw the economy into turmoil, no matter the cost. The livelihoods of millions of Americans and the general state of our economy are at stake, and instead of taking responsibility for the debt added under Donald Trump, Senate Republicans are trying to dine and dash and prevent Democrats from doing their jobs.
President Biden is calling out Republicans for their shameful hypocrisy and reckless obstructionism that could cost the country millions of jobs.
President Biden: “Not only are Republicans refusing to do their job, they’re threatening to use their power to prevent us from doing our job, saving the economy from a catastrophic event.”
Newsweek: “President Joe Biden isn’t mincing words as the country careers toward an economic crisis, with Republicans and Democrats at odds over lifting the debt ceiling before a potential default later this month. ‘If you don’t want to help save the country, get out of the way so you don’t destroy it,’ Biden said in a public address Monday. ‘They need to stop playing Russian roulette with the American economy.’”
Republicans know that raising the debt ceiling is necessary because of the nearly $8 trillion of debt they helped accumulate under President Trump.
HuffPost: “Republicans in Congress say they will vote against legislation to increase the amount of money the federal government is allowed to borrow to cover the gap between revenue and spending ― even though they themselves are partly responsible for the deficit.”