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The US Congress recently passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling as negotiated between the White House and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. What are your thoughts on this legislation?

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Krell51
Krell51
11 months ago

In your own budget do you waste money on non essential things to the point of exceeding your income then when it comes time to pay your necessary bills do you just go get another credit card, time after time without end with no plan to ever pay off your debt? If so then you are headed for bankruptcy and so is the United States! Cut the waste! Spend only for essential items! No more 5000 page omnibus spending bills, no more automatic spending increases!

Jim
Jim
11 months ago

McCarthy caved, pure and simple, end of story !!!

Richard F Matherne
Richard F Matherne
1 year ago

They should have cut everything, except the military budget. We are almost in a shooting war with China n they only respect power.

Rod Hynes
Rod Hynes
1 year ago

McCarthy is a RINO and this ‘deal’ proves it. The House ‘controls’ the purse strings and has a supposed conservative majority. Really makes me wonder how many RINOs there are permeating both the Senate and the House. WE THE PEOPLE are being sold out and TAXED into oblivion so the left wing and RINOs can continue to fill their back pockets through money-laundering schemes. The swamp needs to be drained and put in prison for the treasons they have committed against US. Support President Trump in his quest to re-claim the White House. Believe this, DeSantis is a very covert RINO and will lead us down a dark path. And pray that God steps in in some manner to wake up the Senators and Congressmen (Congresspeople) to what they are truly supposed to support besides the filling of their back pockets.

James R Greene
James R Greene
1 year ago

This was a bad bill that should not have seen the light of day. We needed a bill that eliminated most of the current government agencies that suck up our money. We needed to completely cut all foreign aid. Obliterate the FBI, and the CIA, as well as the NSA. We could eliminate the IRS, the Departments of Education Energy, Interiors including the Bureau of Land Management. We should immediately sell off all federal land holdings that are not constitutionally authorized. We should cut off all research grants. If its important enough the private sector will finance them. We need a budget that will allow us to retire our current debt in 10 years without raising taxes.

phil phillips
phil phillips
1 year ago

It is a band aid on a severed artery. Kicking the can down the road will NOT reduce our $32 Trillion national debt. Congress needs to have a balanced budget every year, and stop the reckless spending. Should there ever again be a surplus, invest it on strengthening our military, securing our borders, and achieving energy independence.

ACR
ACR
1 year ago

Sure, a compromise was needed. But I know RINO mccarthy was not looking out for America. He just OFFERED 2yr., unlimited debt ceiling. The house holds the purse strings…he could’ve done much better. Very surprised @ mtg. Is she just another rino now pulling the rug from under us? What else is going on here that we the people (who are funding all this malarky) should know about???? Open borders? Funding wars? Payment for college loans? ETC.!!! I realize this is the leftist plan to secure the 2024 election. Seriously, what patriot is gonna vote for michelle obama (It will have to be another stolen election)? President Trump (yes he is our legitimate 46th president) is our great yet rapidly disintegrating country’s only hope. I pray for his strength and his health.

Victoria
Victoria
1 year ago

What a bunch of freaking wimps! They caved. They clearly aren’t much different than the other team. They have little forward vision. Our gov’t is literally teetering on the edge of a deep fall & they just made that fall inevitable. COWARDS, everyone who voted for that bill. I am quickly losing any faith I ever had in these clowns. It’s amazing to me that they think they’ve done a good thing. Sick of all of them!

Frank Carter
Frank Carter
10 months ago

The people of the United States need to open their eyes and realize that we have career politicians. This is their job. This is how they make their living. Doesn’t matter if they are Republican, Democrat, Independent. Look at the benefits they get vs what you get. I would implore your readers to read and article by Charlie Reese – 525 vs 300,000,000. If it doesn’t open your eyes to the REAL problem nothing will!!

Barb
Barb
11 months ago

This never should have passed…Will-never trust this Government and administration again, they are not for the American people. Get rid of McCarthy and all Rinos!

LibertarianJim
LibertarianJim
11 months ago

The “debt ceiling” is a meaningless charade. Both parties understand this and use it as just another excuse for political rhetoric trying to convince the voters that the opposition is not deserving of their vote. It does absolutely nothing to control spending.

Mist
Mist
1 year ago

The debt ceiling suspension in the bill is a firm blank check to Biden, and the discretionary alterations are a promise, and not set in stone. And we all know how promises are not fulfilled by our elected bums.

The debt ceiling suspension in this bill simply indicates a certain “date”—not a specific dollar amount, which would likely lead to at least $3.5 trillion in new federal debt. This total could be enormously higher.  Bottom line, the bill would increase the debt ceiling by much more than it would yield in terms of federal spending cuts and increased economic output.

Conservatives around the country have rallied together to give our elected representatives this chance to save our nation. But sadly, they have likely sipped the Kool-Aid and are “on the take” from special interest groups to go against the principles they claimed to possess.   There’s not only a “clean-up on aisle four” to address, there’s a clean-up on every aisle of government!

Cowboybob
Cowboybob
1 year ago

Kabuki theater…. nothing more. The country continues to accelerate towards oblivion with the full participation of the political grifters. Katy bar the door….

Mary Earsing
Mary Earsing
1 year ago

Why is there no cap and why 2 years? McCarthy sold us out.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

McCarthy is a RINO

Lee B.
Lee B.
1 year ago

People who are disappointed are somewhat “Polyanna” in their thinking. Yes, we all wanted a stronger position. But we are coming off a congress led for years by the Dems who have been steam-rolling the Conservatives. This deal had two aspects to it that have nothing to do with money. 1) It demonstrated that the Conservatives actually can put up a plan while the Dems fiddle as Rome burns, and 2) McCarthy was able to obtain a bi-partisan vote with enough Dems agreeing to a final bill – something that hasn’t happened in recent memory. While more anemic than what the Conservative caucus (including me) wanted to see, at least the water has been tested and sets the stage for a methodology to make further reforms. Rome may be burned down in a day – but it won’t be built back up in a day. Especially when dealing with Bidden-omics.

James Kevn Keenum
James Kevn Keenum
1 year ago

This entire act by McCarthy and the RINOS in Congress completely destroyed all credibility of the newly elected House of 2022. We have only two hopes left in this country. For the God of Heaven to show mercy on our nation to heal our land and the second is for every American that wants this country to be restored must join the Convention of States. God, please help us.

Tori
Tori
1 year ago

I’m very surprised that MTG voted a thumbs up on this bill. Lauren Bobert was late to the vote and her (-) vote didn’t count? What’s going on?

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
1 year ago

Moron Democrats spending money like drunken sailors sneaking the budget in before the holidays..

William Barned
William Barned
1 year ago

The lying MR Biden boasts he reduced the debt by 1.7 trillion so if that is true why do we need to up the debt limit?

Richard Koch
Richard Koch
1 year ago

It’s beginning to not matter what our comments are. Representative government is in peril because our representatives don’t care about the wants, needs and desires of we, the “unwashed masses.” (Which is interesting because they have invited the entire world’s complement of “unwashed masses” to take up residence here as rapidly as the government funded NGOs can manage.) We are viewed as something to be controlled, and in the absence of control – crushed. To add insult to injury, when the media operates as the communications shop for one party, spouting “information” that routinely meets the definition of propaganda, the destruction increases exponentially.

They haven’t taken our one method of truly expressing our desires, our vote. Well, not yet.

Sudden
Sudden
1 year ago

The debt discussion is boring to most Americans and understood by too few. Our founding fathers have been rolling over in their graves for some time now over the exponential growth of the central government; it violates the bounds set by the Constitution all the time. The Feds have become the oppressors that George lll was. The waste is extraordinary.

Charlie Davis
Charlie Davis
1 year ago

Default should have happened. Coming anyway

THB
THB
1 year ago

I don’t know how much it would cost us to default on our debts, but it can’t amount to more than their deficit spending so, if that’s what it takes to stop them then so be it.

Emuube
Emuube
1 year ago

I believe that it is imperative that the Congress get back to reviewing and approving the budget for each department individually. The days of omnibus budgets must stop now if not sooner. Come on people, do your job and apply diligence.
PLEASE!!!

Donald Vance
Donald Vance
1 year ago

Having a debt ceiling is unconstitutional. The 14th Amendment requires Congress pay all debts incurred. With that said I think we need to cut all spending by 10 percent immediately and go to a flat tax of 30 percent on all income above $50,000.00 immediately. This would make an immediate impact on the national debt.

Marlyne
Marlyne
1 year ago

Liars always trip themselves up because they can’t remember all the lies they’ve told to cover the original lie. Therefore, I truly don’t understand the whole debt ceiling issue. The politicians (not statesmen or government workers for the people) are making money out of the whole deal or they wouldn’t be doing what they’re doing. But where are they going to go and where are they going to get their money, power & greed satisfied when they’ve destroyed all of us and America??? I pray for the remaining few who love this country & are trying to govern by law, the Constitution and needs of their constituents who put them in office.

Rebecca June Spicer
Rebecca June Spicer
1 year ago

377 and Joe Biden are guilty of TREASON, that debt ceiling funds America’s enemy which are the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and ATF are DOMESTIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, all the facts are there and John Durhams report to prove these federal agencies are domestic terrorist organizations and the 314 US House Representatives, 63 US senators, and Joe Biden guilty of treason for funding America’s enemy hence TREASON.

Rebecca June Spicer
Rebecca June Spicer
1 year ago

Jordan, MTG, Scalies, McCarthy traitors

Greg Silos
Greg Silos
1 year ago

Your options talk about spending cuts. There were no cuts, only decreases to the baseline increases in spending. This language choice is why conservatives lose. They give in to leftist talking points

Dale Schumacher
Dale Schumacher
1 year ago

Sorry to break this non news. There were no cuts. Over the next two years or less they will spend another 4T plus as there is also no cap. The fact that people have no idea is reflected in this sad poll.
There can’t be a debt payment default because the debt payments only represent just about 10% of the revenue that comes in monthly. The default is B.S. Republicans got rolled, big time. A much worse economy is on the horizon. Be/get prepared.

Sandie
Sandie
1 year ago

Unfortunately, the Republicans gave in again to the usual constant lies, threats and distortions of the Socialist Democrat party. This is, of course, my personal opinion and though I respect opposing opinions, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

mike
mike
1 year ago

The uniparty strikes.

Patricia Faye
Patricia Faye
1 year ago

Advanced planning and cuts to avoid waiting til the deadline to implement a reduction is better fiscal behavior. We know the overgrowth of government is not in our best interest as a sovereign country, with greed and corruption at the root. Make cuts, weed out the top-heavy excess personnel, balance the spending to income, invest the taxpayers dollars for growth, and focus on Constitution-driven priorities like protecting OUR borders.

Mike Brown
Mike Brown
1 year ago

As usual the Republicans caved and gave away the ranch. Why did they allow $4 Trillion more in debt? This is another example of why we need term limits. Voters are apparently too stupid to get rid of these idiots at election time.

Vickie Perry
Vickie Perry
1 year ago

The monies they are throwing at non-American causes is nothing more than greed and bribery. Republicans are going to lose everything because they have no back bone to stop this BS. Nothing should be going to any other country until we get this under control and BACK ON TRACK for TAX PAYING AMERICANS!

Stephan
Stephan
1 year ago

I want to change my vote.
I thought they saved the cancelation of the money to hire the new IRS agents,, THEY DIDN’T!
Just read the weekly newsletter from my congresswoman Debbie Lesko. She voted against the bill. The IRS money was one of the reasons.

We don’t need an army of federal agents with the power of the IRS.

Anne Gassel
Anne Gassel
1 year ago

The cuts proposed are only on the 15% discretionary spending, which does have to be reduced. But I am praying for the day when we get a Congress who is strong enough to take on the “mandatory spending” like medicaid and medicare which are basically just pathways for hooking everyone on pharma and making money, and begin to reduce them. With a perpetual election cycle, no one in the House ever seems to want to take that on. The conservative caucus was the first sign that there might be some political will to bite the bullet.

Carroll Martin
Carroll Martin
1 year ago

Why are people b*tching Gods letting satanic people run things so he can decide who is going with him or Satan and he is not going to bless a nation that puts gays and trashy people to run this nation so the more Democrats in public schools politics churches the quicker he will end this world age and get the bad people frying like bacon in frying pan done went to far to many of Satan’s people already in charge

Gordon Beck
Gordon Beck
1 year ago

I am not disappointed! I’m flat angry! McCarthy could have been tougher!! As a voter I have lost total confidence in all facets of government! Even the good representatives can’t help because there is No mechanism for holding anyone accountable! All we get is endless investigations that get no results! ????????????????????????????????????????

Ponygirl
Ponygirl
1 year ago

Let the economy implode! Get it over with so we can begin again. Let the Dems own the disaster.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Biden & Democrat party refused to meet on the debt ceiling limit until it was almost too late & that is not the way to run a country if you only care for a chosen few & not all of your citizens. That is almost like political blackmail to get what they wanted. But I look back & Trump did something similar when he walked out of WH meeting with Pelosi/Schumer over money for the wall , without allowing them to even try to have a conversation.

Dave Campbell
Dave Campbell
1 year ago

Don’t know how to vote here. I am somewhere between the first two answers.

Jerry Todd
Jerry Todd
1 year ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who I love dearly voted with Kevin on this bill. She listed things to be handled in reconciliation. The Very impressive if she’s right. The house does control the purse even though we haven’t seen much of it yet.

Dan W.
Dan W.
1 year ago

We didn’t squawk when the debt ceiling got raised when we controlled the White House and/or the Congress and spent money like drunken sailors during the last two GOP administrations.

A lot of blame to go around as both parties continue to pile up the debt.

Marty M
Marty M
1 year ago

What a revoltin’ development this is!
Good thing Armageddon Outta Here, the sooner the better!

Mark Brown
Mark Brown
1 year ago

This country should not be in debt at all. Furthermore, our money is supposed to be backed by gold or silver. In addition, this nation does not need to borrow from anyone. I cannot raise my debt ceiling and our elected officials shouldn’t be able to either

Sally
Sally
1 year ago

The Republicans did not go far enough, they should have “held firm” no matter what; as usual they got played by the Dems!

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

The sooner the fiat money is gone we can go to Nesara/Gesara.

Kenneth
Kenneth
1 year ago

The battle between parties results in compromise in which the American people lose.

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