By making a deal with the devil and siding with Chuck Schumer, President Trump may be lurching toward the dark side. And for what – an $8 billion disaster-relief package?
Eight billion dollars is a lot of money for the likes of us, but to the government it is nothing. They waste or misplace that amount in a week or two.
Heck, with a budget of around $4,000 billion ($4 trillion), the feds spend about $11 billion a day. We’re expected to believe that they can’t divert less than a day’s outlay to help out the truly needy – those who have lost everything in Texas and Louisiana, in some cases? Not to mention those who will surely lose everything if Irma tracks into Florida. We’re supposed to buy this load of crap?
Yet President Trump appears to have channeled Mitch McConnell. In March 2015, McConnell said during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “I made it very clear after the November election we’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt.” Of course, way back in 2015, the debt ceiling was a paltry $17 trillion.
Trump effectively said the same by stating that the administration will always agree on raising the debt ceiling, “because of the importance.” If this isn’t bad enough – it appears to be getting worse.
The latest buzz on the Hill is that Trump (POTUS 1) is in league with Schumer (POTUS 2) to propose eliminating the debt ceiling for good.
I didn’t believe it when I first read the news – mainly because it was the Washington Post. But then I read on, and sure enough, they directly quoted President Trump.