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With the help of 11 Republican votes, the Senate voted to help the United States avoid defaulting on its debts. Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) led the GOP senators who lent their votes.

With the 11 GOP votes, the Democrats will not get the needed majority. As a result, former President Donald Trump said that McConnell should go

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Senate Approves $480 Billion Debt Ceiling Increase

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Earlier Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that helped the US avoid defaulting on its debt. 11 Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to provide the minimum 60 votes needed.

This ended the need for additional debate. The bill now moves to final passage, which only needs a simple majority the Democrats already have. 

If not for the GOP support, the US would have defaulted on its borrowing by October 18. If this happened, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the country would head into a recession. 

Trump Scores McConnell For Helping Democrats

Meanwhile, Trump told Fox News that because of the vote, McConnell needs to go. In addition, the former President felt that the GOP needs new leadership in order to move forward.

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Fox host Sean Hannity said that the approved Senate measure will give Democrats more time to pass their pet programs. In particular, extending the debt ceiling allows Democrats to pass their infrastructure plans that cost trillions of dollars. 

In addition, Trump criticized the other Republican senators who voted with the Republican senate leader. But, he reserved his most acerbic comments for McConnell.

“Mitch is not the guy, not the right guy, he’s not doing the job. He gave [Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and his Democrats] a lifeline – it’s more than a lifeline, he gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a big bind; they were unable to do anything,” he said. 

“He had the weapon and he was able to use it. It’s a shame. That’s not a good thing that happened today. He made a big mistake,” Trump added. 

Debt Ceiling Bill Gives US Ability to Pay Bills Until December 3

Specifically, the Senate bill allows the debt ceiling to increase by $480 billion. From the current national debt of $28.4 trillion, the bill now adjusts the ceiling to $28.8 trillion.

In fact, the Treasury Department estimates that the additional amount is enough to fund the US government to pay its bills until December 3. 

With the Senate’s approval, the House of Representatives will now need to approve a counterpart bill. Now, everybody is fixed on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who should lead efforts to get the bill approved in the next few days. A finalized version from both Chambers will need to go to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature by October 18. 

Debt Ceiling Does Not Authorize New Spending

However, passing the increase of the debt ceiling does not allow the government to spend on new programs. In fact, it only allows the government to pay for programs that Congress already authorized. As a result, raising the debt ceiling means exactly that. It only allows the government to borrow more money it plans to spend. 

Actually, Republicans want Democrats to solve the debt ceiling by themselves. In fact, the GOP earlier pledged they won’t support any efforts to increase the debt cap.

Instead, they suggested that Democrats go through reconciliation, which does not require a two-thirds majority vote.  They believe that Biden’s party should bear all the burden since it’s the President who wants to increase spending on climate and social programs. 

Watch the TODAY video reporting that former President Trump rips Mitch McConnell in scathing attack:

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  • BBA says:

    McConnell is no Conservative and I’m sure Kentucky must be so proud of their socialist-Republican who sells out this country at every opportunity! He is another reason why we need to vote out every establishment GOP politician and replace them with hard chargers that will fight for THE PEOPLE and also vote for term limits!!

  • patricia k campbell says:

    Yes indeed. McConnell needs to go.

  • John F Edwards says:

    It’s a shame what our bought and paid for politicians have done to our great Republic. America is drowning in debt and they don’t seem to give a damn. Senate Approves $480 Billion Debt Ceiling Increase. They can throw away 85 billion in state of the art military equipment in Afghanistan but can’t balance a checkbook. COS (Convention of States) is needed right now, otherwise we are going to have another Civil War and believe me it won’t be pretty.

  • David Chiarella says:

    TRUMP Like it or not is more than 90% correct, McConnell should have been gone years ago

  • Don Cook says:

    Republicans and Democrats are all the same. Taking care of themselves and their rich friends and the hell with everyone else.
    Our country is run by a bunch of old rich men and women. Nobody should complain because we keep reelecting them. We went from a clown President to a sleepy old grandpa President. God bless America!

  • Jan says:

    McConnell needs to go and should have been kicked out of the Republican party a long time ago, His wife is from China, and I believe he is just as much involved in the Chinese party as Biden and His son,all He cares about is lining his bank accounts more at the expense of the people! He is a traitor to the American people, I live across the river in Indiana, this man is dislike and does for His state or for louisville period!! and what a disgrace He is to the Republican party!

  • Chad says:

    It’s Time to put these Rhino’s out to pastures the next elections! As follows who voted for this bill after they said they wouldn’t… 11 Republicans starting with Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, Alabama, Richard Shelby, Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, Maine, Susan Collins, Missouri, Roy Blunt,Ohio, Rob Portman, South Dakota, John Thune, South Dakota,Mike Rounds, Texas, John Cornyn, West Virginia, Shelly Moore Capito, Wyoming, John Barrasso… Remember there names!!!!

  • Branden Oconnell says:

    All those who call for civil war are traitors and should be hung in public for all those to see.

  • David says:

    @BRANDEN OCONNELL….you are a progressive idiot that keeps spewing your hate on this site and others because you have nothing else intelligent to say! Go away Already back under your bridge!

  • David says:

    Branden is anti-American like democrats and republicans and was be the first in line to take Bidens poison. Have fun in your drone prison camp! If there are 1 child death from covid, out of 174,803 cases (not healthy children, but thats beside the point) and there are 1 death put of every 1,000 jabs, which has the highest mortality rate? Any guesses?

    I bet McConnell will invite the Un to start mureering people from KY just like Utah has. Another fake conservative.

  • JR says:

    Branden is nothing but a mental midget. What about the people (dems) who think it is ok to harass people at their homes, restaurants, or any where else because they don’t agree with them. What about looting and burning businesses during alleged peaceful protest? The traitors are you losers who think your owed because your dumbass was born.

  • Johnny says:

    their all dumb ASSES and need kicked out of the gov. if I run my house like they run
    OUR gov I would be in deep SHIT , glad I have more brains then they do

  • BINH THAI says:

    IT’S TOO LATE TO KNOW Mc CONNELL IS THE TRAITOR ! HIS WIFE FAMILY HAS A BUSINESS RELATED WITH CCP. AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW THAT LONG TIME AGO. THIS TRAITOR IS VERY DANGEROUS .HE CAN SELL OUR COUNTRY TO CHINA BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!

  • The professor says:

    Make sure your guns are clean and you have plenty of ammo…. make sure you have plenty of toilet paper paper towels bottled water and start learning how to grow a garden … you ain’t seen nothing yet !!!!!

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