Sanders Opposes Bush Administration Plan to Dramatically Raise National Debt Ceiling
Rep. Bernie Sanders today voiced his strong opposition to the Bush Administration's attempt to dramatically increase the U.S. debt ceiling. The Administration recently stated that if Congress doesn't increase the national debt ceiling, the United States may have to default on its debt obligation for the first time in history. In response, the Republican Leadership has proposed raising the debt ceiling by a whopping $781 billion. Since the Republicans took control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives five years ago, they have racked up the largest debt in our nation's history while passing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. Because of this record-breaking spending, the U.S. is expected to overtake the current debt ceiling of $8.2 trillion by mid-February.
He cried foul about raising the debt ceiling by $780 billion, and now sits by clapping while we add over $1,000 billion in debt each and every year.
Like Jonah said. For people with standards, this looks like hypocrisy, but in this case, there are no standards or principles.
Win at all Costs. Progressive power above all else.