Senator Announces Opposition to Raising Debt Ceiling

by Jim Geraghty

Can you believe there are U.S. senators who are openly touting that they’ll oppose raising the debt limit? Can you believe that they would play politics with this, and so recklessly disregard the consequences of hitting the debt ceiling? Don’t they care about the economy? Don’t they care about the dire ramifications for the entire global economy?

Get a load of this rhetoric:

We must remember that the more we depend on foreign nations to lend us money, the more our economic security is tied to the whims of foreign leaders whose interests might not be aligned with ours.

Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grand- children. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit. 

That Tea Party extremist is… is… wait, wait, that’s then-Senator Barack Obama, back in 2006.

Back then, raising the debt ceiling passed 52 to 48, with ALL Democrats voting against.


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