Matt Gaetz Admits Republicans Are Holding America “Hostage” Over Debt Ceiling


THEE Realist
Representative Matt Gaetz is being transparent: These debt limit talks are really just about holding the government (and America) “hostage.”

On Tuesday, Gaetz told Semafor’s Joseph Zeballos-Roig that his “conservative colleagues for the most part support Limit, Save, Grow, and they don’t feel like we should negotiate with our hostage.”

According to Gaetz, the Republicans are still steadfast in their position that they will only agree to raise the debt ceiling—something they did three times under twice-impeached criminally indicted and liable-for-sexual-abuse former President Donald Trump—if Democrats agree to cut all these programs that millions of Americans benefit from.
Well I hope they let the debt ceiling go into default. You ninjas don't believe it causes problems so didn't vote. Let's see what how it causes you problems. Elections have consequences.
The GOP has routinely dictated the terms of engagement and how the country goes about navigating public policy.
What I don't understand is why do so few people believe the Dems are not complicit in that. If the conviction existed for the Dems to put up a better fight they would. The consequence of having a big tent party is that some of your members are going to walk in the door being sympathizers with the opposition. Hence the terms conservative democrats and blue dog democrats.