Ah, Republicans did NOT have problems letting Donald Trump brake the bank after the sequester years for President Obama….
With a pandemic and hurting economy Joe Biden IS going big like he and Obama did back in 2009….
But Biden & Co, thought Obama didn’t go big enough…
So they are going BIGGER….
Biden is crusin with his approval numbers as Republicans watch and stick together up to now not helping Biden and Republicans…
Biden is working on another big push in spending to help generate jobs and of course help his and Democrats political polling numbers climb….
What better thing to do that to try to vote on a debt ceiling to keep Biden from stealing support for state and local Democrats AND Republicans who gladly WILL take the money and thank Democrats for sending it to them?
Anyways this is just talk….
It’s not binding right now….
Republicans just don’t know what to do between Biden’s numbers and Trump bitting at their ankles….
“I think that is a step in the right direction in terms of reining in out-of-control spending,” Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) told reporters after the meeting…
Republicans raised hardly any complaints about the debt ceiling during the Trump administration, voting frequently to increase it without requiring any spending cuts in return. Over that period, the federal debt increased by roughly $7 trillion as Trump pushed for large levels of military spending and slashed taxes for U.S. corporations.
But Republicans quickly revived their calls for austerity once Biden entered the White House, much as they had done in the past when Democrats took control in Washington. The spending concerns also contributed to GOP lawmakers’ unanimous opposition to Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan earlier this year, on top of the party’s more recent apprehension about the White House’s roughly $2 trillion stimulus package….
It is not clear how the policy might apply in the event Democrats seek to suspend the debt limit, rather than raise the amount. It also is not binding on the party, in keeping with the Republican conference’s other rules. Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.) later described it as “aspirational,” and Sen. Mike Rounds (S.D.) acknowledged that all of the resolutions party leaders considered Wednesday are “just resolutions,” adding: “The rules themselves are something we strive to follow.”
The tactic echoed Republicans’ demands during the Obama administration, when GOP lawmakers at one point forced the White House at the time to install a decade of spending caps in exchange for an increase to the debt ceiling. But the showdown spooked financial markets and nearly led the government to default on its debt, prompting Obama to vow never to negotiate with Republicans in this way again….