So we’re gonna kick the debt ceiling can down the road for a couple of months? Just so we’re guaranteed to be right back at the brink just before Christmas? Insanity, and a disgusting vacuum of leadership in both parties.
It was cynical (imagine that!) of McConnell to propose this as a “solution.” And it was lunacy for Dems to accept it. This game of Chicken is too risky and too reckless.
GOP doesn’t want its fingerprints on any debt ceiling hike? (Even though profligate spending by Republicans is WHY we have to raise the ceiling or risk default and international financial chaos?)
OK. Then “adult” for at least five minutes or so. Drop the filibuster on at least a one-time basis. Have a straight up and down vote. Dems win 51-50. Sanity prevails. Republicans can continue to crow about Dem “irresponsibility.”
And we can all get on with our lives without ceaselessly watching our asses and our 401-Ks.
Understand, McConnell didn’t suddenly become a “voice of reason.” He budged only when CEOs got together and threatened him. “Well, since you put it that way…”
You DO understand and acknowledge what happened on January 6th, right? That was no less than an attempted coup. Denial is complicity. More tomorrow.