GOP Sounding Debt Alarm

GOP Sounding Debt Alarm

( – Congress has worked frantically to save the economy for the past seven weeks. They’ve passed multiple emergency COVID-19 aid bills aimed at reducing the financial damage the country is sustaining from the virus. Now, all this aid is making fiscally-conservative Republicans anxious.

The economic aid packages have totaled almost $2.8 trillion. Democrats want to spend more money, as usual. Republicans do not. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is pressing the brakes. He wants lawmakers to be very careful about any future bills telling reporters “the amount of debt” they’re piling up is a “genuine concern.”

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) agrees with the majority leader.

The American economy needs help, there’s no doubt. Is spending our way out of the pandemic the best idea, though? Do we really want our children and grandchildren saddled with trillions of dollars worth of debt? Republicans don’t think so.

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