Government is Bracing for Shutdown Amid Debt Ceiling Talks
Once again Congress is faced with the issue of raising the debt ceiling. It seems like only a month or so ago that they were doing this doesn’t it?
That’s because it was. It was only a temporary thing but now the Democrats are once again faced with the task of either raising or suspending the debt ceiling.
According to Politico,
The House could vote as early as Wednesday to avert a shutdown, sending the stopgap measure to the Senate. While leaders have yet to settle on an end date, they are mulling mid to late January. That span would buy top lawmakers and the White House less than two months to hash out a bipartisan deal, which would include revamped spending totals for the military and all the other federal agencies that have been running on autopilot since the new fiscal year began on Oct. 1.
Democrats had originally eyed a short-term funding fix that would expire before the holidays, hoping to keep the pressure on Republicans to negotiate a broader funding deal before Christmas. But GOP leaders have shown no inclination to participate in those talks, leveraging the threat of sticking Democrats with non-defense funding levels established when Donald Trump was president.
We have always raised it or suspended it when the time comes around. That’s why the government is still operational. Remember, the government shuts down when they don’t agree on this. It happens every once in a while, usually for just a couple weeks, but sometimes it is longer.
The sad truth of the matter is that our country, and the world at large would be hurled into a world of chaos. The American way of life would be destroyed as we know it and one of our enemies may offer to “help” get us back on our feet, but at a huge cost to our freedoms. We might become the United States of Russia or United States of the Chinese Communist Party.