So I called up my bank today and told them, “we have a spending problem here, and we need to do something about it.” I told them, “my credit card is maxed, my spending is out of control, I mean look at my statement, $29 at Panda Express, $45 at Holiday, $20 bucks for a haircut? Unless the bank does something about my spending problem, I am not going to be paying my mortgage or my Visa bill anymore.”
Sounds pretty ridiculous doesn’t it? But that is exactly what Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are doing about the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling isn’t for future spending, it is for past spending. Congress has already agreed to spend that money, and now Republicans are basically calling up taxpayers and saying, Congress has a spending problem, and the only way we can do anything about it is to become deadbeats and do what Donald Trump keeps doing and just quit paying the bills. Sounds pretty ridiculous doesn’t it?
Here’s how you fix it. Step one: raise the debt ceiling to account for what you have already spent. Step two: cut future spending so you don’t have to worry about the debt ceiling anymore. Hello? McFLy??
It isn’t that difficult. Well maybe you need a step 1-1/2, get corporate money out of politics so politicians don’t spend money on crap to keep donors happy.