Are you paying attention yet?
It’s almost as if Mitch McConnell and the RINO establishment is actively pushing for the downfall of America by enabling Democrats to enact policy and pass legislation which all but guarantees economic devastation.
On Tuesday, leaders of both parties announced a deal to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, ending weeks of gridlock over the legislation.
The House and Senate will vote this week on a measure that will allow Senate Democrats to pass an increase in the debt limit without needing any Republican votes.
The accord comes ahead of a Dec. 15 deadline and follows weeks of negotiations between Democrats who run the Senate and Republicans who have refused to provide any votes for a long-term debt limit increase.
The agreement allows both parties to escape blame for a legislative impasse on the debt ceiling that may have forced the United States to default on its loans.
The deal allows Republicans to avoid voting directly for an increase in the borrowing limit, which they say is tied to rampant and reckless spending by Democrats.
Meanwhile, McConnell has empowered Senate Democrats to raise the borrowing limit unopposed knowing full well of the long-term consequences.
Republicans are staunchly opposed to the latest Democratic spending bill — a $1.75 trillion social welfare and green energy package that will add to the debt.
Most Republicans also opposed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure, as well as a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill, yet McConnell swayed detractors and Biden was granted two major legislative victories.
The legislation to raise the debt limit hasn’t yet been introduced. It will follow House and Senate votes this week on a measure to fast-track the bill and allow 51-vote passage in the Senate, instead of the usual 60 votes. It’s expected to raise the debt ceiling by about $2 trillion and would allow federal borrowing to continue until after the November 2022 elections.
Republicans said 10 GOP lawmakers would provide enough support to pass the fast-tracking measure, which is expected to come up in the Senate on Thursday, according to McConnell.
The House introduced the legislation earlier Tuesday and attached it to a measure that would stop impending cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates for healthcare providers.
GOP lawmakers rejected a proposal to attach a debt limit increase measure to the National Defense Authorization Act, a must-pass spending and policy bill.
McConnell is likely to face criticism from Trump and his America First allies.
If Republicans successfully blocked a debt limit increase, as proposed by Trump, the government would be forced to limit spending and make it more difficult for Democrats to pass a looming social welfare bill.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth