The Debt Ceiling
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Posted by Hanson (+2747) 2 days ago
Trump ran our economy into the barrow pit. Nearly one-forth of the national debt was incurred during Trump’s four year administration. The huge 2017 tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires and corporations coupled with heavy spending is the reason for the debt he gave us. The irony of this sad fact is the Republicans in the House want to shut down the government rather than raise the debt ceiling to pay our bills already incurred. It’s even more ironic when you realize that without the Trump debt we wouldn’t even hit the debt ceiling during the Biden Administration.

Now the Republican House members want cuts to governmental programs, including Social Security and Medicare, to deal with the crises caused by them. Take a look at your Social Security print out. Mine shows my SSA payments began in 1954. I’m not in the mood for the Republican wing nuts in the House to mess with my earned benefits. If you are, are you also ready to take in and support your parents and/or grandparents?
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2212) 2 days ago
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As with most things, there is more than one possible solution. My understanding is that, if the 2017 tax cuts that went to the wealthy were reversed, we would have more than enough to meet the debt. I find this approach more to my liking than taking away benefits earned.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 2 days ago
I assume Biden will simply say that the constitution requires the government to honor it's debts and dare the Supreme Court do say otherwise...
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 2 days ago
Republiecans like to welsh on their debts. Look at the Orange One. He never paid a debt.
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Posted by Robert Martelle (+1043) 2 days ago
The Tax Act of 2017 did not do me any favors. I could not deduct the hail damage from the 2018 storm that was not paid for by insurance as casualty loss since it was not a "presidential declared disaster" I paid a lot out of pocket.

If the Republicans are concerned about wasteful spending, they should look in their own House first. I am tired of receiving mailers from Matt Rosendale which are nothing more than campaign fliers thinly disguised as updates. These fliers are "Paid for with official funds from the office of Matt Rosendale" The last one had the Fox News logo prominently on the first page. It was full of more colored pictures of him than his H.S. yearbook probably had.
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