I want to believe that Mitch McConnell’s recent episodes, which remind me of the blue screen of doom on a Microsoft PC, are to blame for his decision to support the Biden Administration in tying aid to Ukraine to domestic disaster relief. But, history teaches me to know better.
McConnell is an advocate of big government and big spending.
McConnell has served us in many ways. This is especially true when it comes to the judiciary branch. Without his handling of judicial nominations in the Senate, we wouldn’t have been able to overturn Roe v. Wade, and Merrick Garland, the absolute disaster, would still be wreaking havoc at the Supreme Court, just as he did with the Department of Justice. We should thank McConnell for his service, especially in the judicial branch (it is undoubtedly true that without his handling of the judicial nomination procedures in the Senate, we would not have overturned Roe v. Wade, and Merrick Garland would be wreaking havoc on Supreme Court much like he has done to the Department of Justice).
Punchbowl News morning newsletter reports that McConnell, along with other Senate GOP members, are attempting to combine two aid packages of vastly differing nature into one massive spending package.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority leader, has expressed his support for the Biden Administration’s additional spending package of $40 billion and more on Ukraine border security as well as domestic disaster relief. Some House Republicans will want to divide the issue, particularly disaster funding. Some House Republicans are not interested in spending any more money on the Ukraine war.
As we reported on Tuesday, Senate Democratic and GOP leadership plans to unite and pass up to three bipartisan bills of spending next week. Comparing that with the House where Republicans find new ways to struggle even to pass the most partisan of pieces of legislation.
You’ll be able to better grasp the chaos that will be this September. McCarthy wants to extend the deadline beyond September 30 in order to pass unrealistic spending measures drafted by House Republicans. McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and senators from both sides of the aisle are working to keep spending measures tidy, clean, and bipartisan.
Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said: “You can see that Republicans gave up and did nothing in the past shutdowns.” “In fact, the shutdown did not save any money.” “It actually cost more.”
This reckless decision follows multiple reports in the past week that showed how the national debt has ballooned. We are not currently in a war, an economic recession/depression, or a pandemic, and yet the federal government is spending like we are.
Biden said over Labor Day Weekend that he had cut the deficit $1.7 trillion in the time he was in office. I’m no mathematician, but I think his math is wrong. The government will be spending $2 trillion on deficits by the end of this fiscal year.
The Biden administration would like you to believe that things are going well economically. Although the numbers look good on paper, the pain the American people feel every time they go to the grocery store, stop at the gas station or pay their bill cannot be ignored. The elite may live in urban Democratic enclaves, but the pain of the American public is real, and not improving.
While the economy appears to be improving, the deficit continues to grow. This is because Americans are reducing their spending which results in less tax revenue. In that sense, inflation is just a tax. The more it is present, the less money we spend and the lower the revenue for the government.
The people in charge of the federal government at the highest levels, Congress and the White House want to continue spending, despite the fact that it is not a good idea. This puts additional financial pressure on us. Republicans are as responsible as Democrats for the current economic mess. McConnell and Romney, as well as other members of the Senate GOP, are pushing for stupid spending measures in order to kick-start the bureaucratic grift.
This brings me to the aid package.
Aid for disaster relief in the United States, on the southern border or even in Ukraine is not a problem. Although I do not like giving Ukraine blank checks, I believe that opposing Russian aggression is an important goal. Tying the three things together is not more efficient. McConnell’s actions are clearly political, and he’s either part of a plan to get conservatives to go along with the plan or is too old to comprehend what’s going on. It is not necessary to have these aid packages as separate bills. Each one would need to be debated and possibly passed. It’s insane to combine them, and it’s only to give conservatives who are concerned about the money we send to Ukraine the appearance that they don’t have any concern for hurricane victims in Florida.
The goal is to intimidate the opposition to continue to spend mindlessly the country to oblivion. McConnell’s gang is actively trying to harm the country by these shenanigans.