Debt ceiling, now more than ever

Source: The American Spectator
by Hunt Lawrence & Daniel J Flynn

“Republicans made a balanced-budget amendment the first plank in their ten-point Contract with America. Twenty-three-years later, the GOP’s most powerful deprioritize the debt, deficits, and spending. Words made this obvious in recent days. Numbers made it apparent, too. The national debt eclipsed the $20 trillion mark last week. For all but four years during the new century, Republicans have controlled the House, where spending bills originate. The Republicans now control both houses of Congress and the presidency. Blaming Democrats for future increases in the debt, which skyrocketed more than $300 billion in a single day last week, strikes as something only stalwarts swear by.” (09/14/17)