US can’t afford Pelosi-Schumer spending bomb: Senators’ demand continuing resolution until new Congress

Sens. Rick Scott and Mike Lee wrote a piece for Fox News calling on Republicans to unite against the reckless spending coming from Democrats and to oppose the Pelosi-Schumer spending bomb in the lame-duck Congress that would explode the nation’s debt even more.

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As the left pushes the country towards the cliff edge of national bankruptcy with gleeful abandon, Rick Scott (Fla.) and Mike Lee (Utah) are calling for fiscal sanity in the face of yet more Democratic pork-laden spending in an op-ed posted to Fox News. And it isn’t the first time they have demanded some type of monetary responsibility in Congress.

“Back in September, we wrote in these pages about our disgust with reckless spending in Washington and the historic inflation it was forcing on American families,” the senators began in their article.

“In that op-ed, we made clear that for the spending to stop, Republicans must unite in opposing another spending bill and demand that we pass a continuing resolution (CR) that simply maintains current federal spending levels – and not a penny more – until a new Congress begins,” they continued.

That call went unheeded and the Republicans are running out of time to rein in the spending glut-fest that Democrats are gorging themselves on.

“Now, with the government funding deadline just days away and the start of a new Republican majority in the House coming in mere weeks, we again demand fiscal responsibility and urge our colleagues to stand strong in opposing the Pelosi-Schumer spending bill,” Scott and Lee urged their fellow conservatives.

“Last week, we were joined by four more of our Republican colleagues in the Senate to make clear our staunch opposition to passing the Pelosi-Schumer spending bill in the lame-duck Congress,” the two men asserted.

The senators went on to recount how the Democrats have devastated Americans with their progressive policies and how that is hurting families and businesses across the nation. They point out it will now be the job of the Republican-led House to stop the spending spree and use the pursestrings entrusted to them to do so.

They went on to recount how much damage in the last two years the Democrats have wreaked on hardworking American families.

“The national debt has grown by nearly $5 TRILLION to an insane $31 TRILLION, causing record inflation that is nearly four times higher than the Federal Reserve target of 2%,” they noted.

“Instead of delivering tax relief to American families, Washington Democrats have worked to raise taxes on nearly every American while recklessly spending $80 BILLION so the IRS can hire 87,000 new agents to target working families and small businesses. Worse still, Democrats are now forcing every American to report any transaction of $600 or more to the IRS, giving the federal government unprecedented access into the personal finances of American families,” the stalwart conservatives stated, alluding to the crackdown by the IRS on Venmo, PayPal, Cash Apps, and other third-party vendors.

The debt is catastrophic, but further killing blows are coming by way of the southern border.

“And there is a historically uncontrolled humanitarian and national security crisis on America’s southern border due to President Biden’s radical open border and pro-amnesty policies, allowing over two million illegal crossings and massive amounts of fentanyl and other lethal drugs into American cities killing our citizens,” Scott and Lee contended.

“Given these Democrat ‘achievements,’ it would be a blatant dereliction of our duty for Senate Republicans to allow Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to ram through a so-called ‘omnibus’ bill – which would fund the entirety of the Pelosi-Schumer spending agenda through most of next year,” they went on to state.

“In fact, since 1954, control of the House has changed five times and there has NEVER been an instance of Congress passing an omnibus spending bill before a new House majority takes power. Doing so now would not only defy precedent, it would unfairly tie the hands of the incoming Republican majority,” the conservatives warned.

They went on to assert that passing a continuing resolution “into next year will not result in ANY cuts to funding or services, nor is it some convoluted scheme to cause a government shutdown.”

Then they hammered the scam by the left of not giving Republicans enough time to read any of their socialist diktats.

“It’s also worth repeating our total rejection of the failed and ridiculous thinking here in Washington that the only way to get some things done is to shove them into a giant spending bill negotiated in secret and pass it before anyone has time to read it. That’s not how any family or business operates. In the real world, you make plans, meet deadlines and live within your means because failing to do those things means failing to survive and prosper. Congress should be treated no differently,” the senators claimed.

“Washington has been broken and unaccountable for too long. Congress should pass a funding bill that balances the budget and do so on time. That’s not too much to ask – it should be the bare minimum. Unless we stand up now, the reckless inflation-fueling spending will only get worse,” they declared.

The two men concluded by calling for Republicans to close ranks and force Democrats to deal with them and abide by the wishes of the American people.

“It’s time for Republicans to stand together and force Democrats to compromise. We cannot cave and give Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a multitrillion-dollar gift right after she’s been fired as speaker of the House. To ignore the clear results of the recent election by locking in and fully funding the Pelosi-Schumer spending agenda just weeks before the new Congress begins would be an unforgivable betrayal of the will of American voters,” they wrote.

“The American people have made their voices heard. It’s time to end the madness and get our house in order before it’s too late,” Scott and Lee concluded.


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