McCarthy’s Debt Deal: Another Betrayal
Claimed to be the greatest spending cut of all time, McCarthy’s debt deal has proven to be nothing more than a sham, with more Democrats supporting it. The budget bills that should have Republicans controlling the outcome instead give Democrats what they want. Unless there’s a change in leadership or a new political party, history will keep repeating itself, and the Republicans will continue to lose.
For years, the GOP has played the fool with budget bills, despite being in control of different branches of government. Each bill ends up with more support from Democrats than Republicans, culminating in the recent devastating $4 trillion debt limit suspension.
Let’s review the voting tallies of essential spending bills during 2017 and 2018, when Republicans had both houses of Congress and Trump as president. Each instance shows a massive failure, with the Democrats’ narrow majority never presenting a problem when passing left-wing priorities.
In contrast, during 2019-2020, when the GOP had the White House and a simple majority in the Senate but not the House, it still didn’t make any difference. Democrats continued to dominate in budget bill decisions.
The 2024 elections are cited as the solution by some colleagues, but history tells us that this alone won’t rectify the issue. Even Trump, who aggressively engaged in the speakership fight on McCarthy’s side, opted not to influence the bill’s outcome. This behavior aligns with his lack of intervention during past budget bills.
Given that it’s doubtful that Republicans will get 60 votes in the Senate, their only chance to effect change is budget bills. However, with the current leaders, they’re unwilling to engage in the necessary brinksmanship. If a change doesn’t occur, the Republicans will continue to lose, regardless of the outcome in 2025.
Insanity Prevails: The GOP Must Change
The pattern of betrayal in budget bills demonstrates that unless leadership changes or a new political party is formed, Republicans will keep losing. In a never-ending cycle of defeats, the budget bills symbolize the GOP’s inability to learn from past mistakes and show the importance of change for future success.