Trump Wants To Work With Schumer

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that President Trump is now in ongoing discussions with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to kill the requirement that Congress approve debt ceiling increases outright. The government spends an inordinate amount of money every year – between federal, state, and local spending, the government spends some 40% of the entire American annual GDP – but doesn’t actually pay for it through tax dollars. Instead, the government racks up trillions in debt: the federal government currently carries a $20 trillion debt.

So we borrow. We borrow money by selling bonds, and we use the cash to service that debt. But the executive branch can’t just borrow an unending amount of cash: Congress must approve. That’s because Article I of the Constitution grants Congress, not the presidency, the power of the purse. The debt ceiling debates are meant to create discussion and legislation around the notion of cutting back government in order to avoid taking out new debt every few months. Debt ceiling discussions are also used on a frequent basis to elicit concessions from the party in the White House.

Now Trump and the Democrats want to kill that requirement. Instead, they want to essentially waive Congress’ ability to set limits on federal borrowing altogether, either through the so-called “Gephardt Rule,” or through an even clearer rule. That’s because Trump wants to be able to pass tax reform without worrying about debt ceiling issues, and also because Trump isn’t willing to negotiate with Republicans on cutting spending in any significant way.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), that dreaded “cuck,” says he opposes such measures; as he stated, “I won’t get into a private conversation that we had, but I think there’s a legitimate role for the power of the purse of the Article I powers, and that’s something we defend here in Congress.”

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source: http://www.dailywire.com/news/20763/report-trump-wants-work-schumer-get-rid-debt-ben-shapiro

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  • Chuck

    Dancing with the Devil!

    • The Redman

      Hey, chunk. 98% of white-folks love ta 2 step wit “the devil”. hahahahahhhahahahaha.

      • Chuck

        Redman, are you still around? Time to call Hitman Termite and Pest Control!

        • The Redman

          Yep, chunk, U do dat so they can spray yo whole inbred family 4 lice. hahahhahhahahahhahahah

          • Chuck

            You, Redman, termites are hard to get rid of ! Buzz off!

          • The Redman

            Hey, chunk. allow me 2 pose a ? yo way.

          • Chuck

            If it isn’t hateful and racist, which seem to be your MO.

          • The Redman

            Ok, chunk, here. Y do white-folks live so deep in denial of their evil doings. huh

          • Chuck

            Redman, you don’t know me, why do you condamn me??? What did I do that you think is evil? I judge all people by their actions and values, not by the color of their skin.

          • The Redman

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          • Chuck

            Redman; unlike you, maybe I am color blind when it comes to skin pigmentation! Get lost, you hateful raciest !

          • The Redman

            I’ll let U go chunk, U ah inbred louse. hahahahahahahhah

  • Rock

    Fa-q Shumer… Chukie is nothing but a twi faced, lying, gun grabbing, whining commie ba$ turd…
    Don’t do it Trump !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The Redman

      Back under yo “rock” cave boy. hahahahahahhaahaha

    • Jmanjo

      Watch out Rock Redman’s panties are on fire, he needs to scream but only can say just a few ebonic phrases ..llke “boy” and hahaha!

  • Ken V

    I’ll bet he’s setting Schummer up for a fall.

    • The Redman

      Yep. most white-folks can’t B trusted, huh. ken-bo. hahahahahhahahahah

  • The Redman

    white-folks, huh, who can trust em. hahahahhahahahahhah