Matt Gaetz stands firm against increasing the national debt

by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

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The vote to decide whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling will soon be cast. Despite tense arguments between Republicans and Democrats, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and the Biden administration believe their deal can pass, but Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is publicly voicing opposition. 

Gaetz posted a clip from his Newsmax interview on Twitter and declared, “I will be voting NO on the Biden/McCarthy debt limit legislation this week.”

He also praised Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Rep. Andy Briggs, R-Ariz., and Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., for also opposing a raise of the nation’s debt limit “for this woke and weaponized government.”

The national debt is a growing concern among voters. As inflation and uncurbed government spending continue devaluing the dollar, the U.S. debt continues to increase.

The national debt is nearing $32 trillion, according to US Debt Clock. Financial guru, Dave Ramsey, has stated time and again, “There are no shortcuts when it comes to getting out of debt.” This continuous battle to raise the debt ceiling is a perfect example. 

Gaetz noted in his Twitter clip that the bill in question “doesn’t put sufficient downward pressure on spending.” He also noted that other House members are opposed to the deal. 

According to the Washington Examiner the Biden-McCarthy deal does not roll back the $80 billion for the IRS as much as previously promised, nor does it cut back spending in other areas of concern enough to reduce the national debt significantly.

Americans continue to struggle as inflation remains high, and the cost of necessities is up. While they are expected to cut back to make ends meet, political leaders are arguing over whether or not to spend more after sending billions of taxpayer dollars to Ukraine.

Despite pressure to bend to negotiations, Gaetz remains firm in his mission to fight against unnecessary spending. He also noted in his interview that, “Those of us who are not supportive of the bill are trying to point out that many of the changes are cosmetic in nature.”

Gaetz concluded that the changes “sound like great talking points but they don’t save the country from the ruin that the Biden administration is bringing us to.”  

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