On Tuesday’s broadcast of the TBEN News Channel’s “Faulkner Focus,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) that Democrats should at least release a real budget plan in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.
Jordan said, “We have record spending, record inflation, record debt. And the Democrats say we don’t want to change any behavior, we don’t want to do anything. I don’t understand – I just don’t understand that, because [there’s] no common sense there. The White House said we will not negotiate with House Republicans. Actually? What about some simple things like if you’re going to increase borrowing power, add more debt to the nation — to the bottom line of our nation here, why not at least have a budget that you have to put in place? The Democrats have not passed a budget in several congresses. Why not? Anyway, tell the American people, this is what we’re going to do — we’re going to borrow more money that we don’t have, at least this is how we’re going to prioritize spending that money. They don’t even want to do that. So I just don’t get the sense that we can’t negotiate, there’s nothing we can do but just borrow more money, spend more money.”
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