Biden: GOP Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ Amid Debt Ceiling Standoff

President Biden is warning of potential economic calamity if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, and slammed Republicans for not working with Democrats to do so. Meanwhile Biden is struggling to convince Democrats to support his multi-trillion dollar spending plans.
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27 thoughts on “Biden: GOP Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ Amid Debt Ceiling Standoff

  1. Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin are REPUBLICANS that ran as DEMOCRATS. They infiltrated the democratic party it was all planned by the republicans. That is why they are doing what they are doing to block those bills that Joe Biden and the democrats want to pass. They are compromi$$$ed by the republicans since the begining. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! These two turn coats are secretly working for Mitch McConnell.

  2. Well, let's see Joe messed up Afghanistan, destroyed the border, is trying to weaponize the FBI against parents of schoolchildren, destroyed our supply chain and energy independence, and now is attempting to destroy our national credit.

  3. Because we know you will raise our taxes. Did anyone read the Infrastructure Bill?? Anyone ?!!? 12.5 Billion is set to go to gender identity studies in the elderly population. 14.0 Billion dollars for "Tree Equity". Tree Equity????
    They will continue to spend YOUR money how THEY see fit. YOU get to pay the BILL. Get it?!?! That 12.5 Billion could cure the entire US hunger problem. They don't care about you. Free is NOT free. You have to pay for it. Wake up.

  4. Budget reconciliation is a special parliamentary procedure of the United States Congress set up to expedite the passage of certain budgetary legislation in the United States Senate. The procedure overrides the filibuster rules in the Senate, which may otherwise require a 60-vote supermajority for the passage by the Senate. Bills described as reconciliation bills can pass the Senate by a simple majority of 51 votes or 50 votes plus the Vice President's as the tie-breaker. The reconciliation procedure also applies to the House of Representatives, but it has minor significance there, as the House does not have a supermajority requirement.[1] Budget reconciliation bills can deal with spending, revenue, and the federal debt limit, and the Senate can pass one bill per year affecting each subject. Congress can thus pass a maximum of three reconciliation bills per year, though in practice it has often passed a single reconciliation bill affecting both spending and revenue.[2] Policy changes that are extraneous to the budget are limited by the "Byrd Rule", which also prohibits reconciliation bills from increasing the federal deficit after a ten-year period or making changes to Social Security.

    In April 2021, the Senate Parliamentarian—an in-house rules expert—determined that the Senate can pass two budget reconciliation bills in 2021: one focused on fiscal year 2021 and one focused on fiscal year 2022. In addition, the Senate can pass additional budget reconciliation bills by describing them as a revised budget resolution that contains budget reconciliation instructions.[3] However, the Parliamentarian later clarified that the “auto-discharge” rule that allows a budget resolution to bypass a Budget Committee vote and be brought directly to the Senate floor does not apply to a revised budget resolution.[4] As a result of this ruling, a revised budget resolution would need to be approved by a majority vote of the Budget Committee before proceeding to the Senate floor, or deadlocked with a tied vote and then brought to the Senate floor via a motion to discharge. In a 50-50 Senate where committees are evenly divided between parties, this has the functional effect of requiring at least one member of the minority party on the Budget Committee to be present in order to provide a quorum for a vote. Considering the inherently partisan nature of reconciliation legislation, it is highly unlikely that a member of the minority party will cooperate with the majority by providing a quorum on the Committee, thus practically limiting the majority of a 50-50 tied Senate to one reconciliation bill per fiscal year.

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