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'You have no spine': Conservatives clobber Kevin McCarthy for cooperating with President Biden
United States House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California)'s deal with President Joe Biden to increase the Treasury Department's debt ceiling and prevent a default contains revised "work requirements" for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
"New time limits would be phased in for people without children up to age 54 to receive food assistance through SNAP if they do not complete certain work requirements. Under current law, those time limits only apply to people up to 49 years old. Those expanded limits will sunset in 2030," Politico explained on Sunday.
"Democrats secured some exemptions for homeless people and veterans. But the move will still enrage a wide swath of congressional Democrats, especially key progressives who pleaded with White House officials in recent days to reject any concessions for aid programs," Politico noted. "Republicans also pushed to include new work requirements on Medicaid, but the White House made clear early on it would not negotiate any changes to that program."
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McCarthy is defending his compromise with Biden.
"In the negotiations, Republicans fought for and achieved the most consequential work requirements in a generation," he tweeted. "This is a win for taxpayers → we are no longer going to borrow money from China to pay a work-capable adult without any dependents to sit at home on their couch."
McCarthy included a clip of his appearance on Fox News Sunday in which he further touts the provisions.
"What does a work requirement do? It's only on able-bodied people with no dependents. Instead of borrowing money from China to pay somebody to sit on the couch, we now give them the process to go get a job," McCarthy tells anchor Shannon Bream. "Every study has shown when you do that, it puts more people to work, and when they work, what happens? More people are paying into Social Security and Medicare."
Despite McCarthy's optimism, conservative lawmakers and constituents are deeply upset because McCarthy dared to cooperate with Biden, whom many right-wingers consider an enemy because he is a Democrat.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky): "Fake conservatives agree to fake spending cuts. Deal will increase mandatory spending ~5%, increase military spending ~3%, and maintain current non-military discretionary spending at post-COVID levels. No real cuts to see here. Conservatives have been sold out once again!"
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado): "Our base didn't volunteer, door knock and fight so hard to get us the majority for this kind of compromise deal with Joe Biden. Our voters deserve better than this. We work for them. You can count me as a NO on this deal. We can do better."
Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colorado): "I listened to Speaker McCarthy earlier tonight outline the deal with President Biden and I am appalled by the debt ceiling surrender. The bottom line is that the U.S. will have $35 trillion of debt in January, 2025. That is completely unacceptable."
Congressman Bob Good (R-Virginia): "I am hearing the 'deal' is for a $4 trillion increase in the debt limit. IF that is true, I don't need to hear anything else. No one claiming to be a conservative could justify a YES vote."
Congressman Ralph Norman (R-South Carolina): "This 'deal' is insanity. A $4T debt ceiling increase with virtually no cuts is not what we agreed to. Not gonna vote to bankrupt our country. The American people deserve better."
Congressman Chip Roy (Texas): "There are members of the GOP claiming Democrats got nothing from the 'deal.' Oh really? 1) An uncapped debt ceiling with an expiration date - worth approximately $4 trillion…? 2) basically no cuts - a freeze at bloated 2023 spending level? ZERO claw back of the $1.2 Trillion 'inflation reduction act' crony giveaways to elite leftists for grid-destroying unreliable energy…? 4) 98% of the IRS expansion left fully in place…? 5) no work requirements for Medicaid? - & only age adjustments for TANF/SNAP…? No REINS act statutory requirement for Congress to approve huge regulations - just an 'administrative' paygo that the administration will get to enforce? 7) No border security!! - & a deal allowing them to avoid policy riders in the fall… 8) more…"
CAMPBIZZLE: "Yeah retirees are going to love going back to work. You guys are toast in 2024. Nice job!"
Proud_MAGA_Latino: "You're a joke, wow I actually thought you'd got a backbone. 1 time Rino always a Rino. It's in your blood you're just a coward."
SazzygirlinCali: "This is far from a win and you need to start respecting the will of your voters. Hold the Line means just that. You've failed us."
Bill Shepherd...: "'The fiscal responsibility act' LOL. With no fiscal responsibility and no cuts..... Adds 4 trillion to the debt. Three letter agencies get even more money. Nothing about closing the border. Ukraine funded. Adds funding for over 85250 new IRS agents… Vote NO Wednesday and then a motion to vacate. It's supposed to be America First not America Last… The R's folded like a cheap tent again… They should be embarrassed…"
Garrett Barton, M.D., M.B.A.: "Same empty suit. You had a chance to be great, now you will be remembered as weak. People like you become traitors when your life or well being are on the line. Motion to vacate!"
Ben Jamin: "Should have just let it fail. You have no spine."
Courtenay: "I'm here for this ratio because we all know you're straight lying."
A Fox News poll found that 56% of Americans do not believe former President Donald Trump has the "mental soundness" to be president.
A survey conducted by the conservative outlet gave Trump a 33-point lead over Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
The survey also compared President Joe Biden's character to Trump.
Biden had a 9-point advantage over Trump regarding honesty and an 8-point lead for empathy. 11% fewer people also believe that Biden is corrupt.
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When it came to mental soundness, 56% said that Trump should not be president. As for Biden, 60% of those Fox News polled agreed he did not have the mental soundness to do the job.
Fox News noted that the difference between the two candidates was within the survey's margin of error.
The national poll gathered information from 1,001 registered voters between May 19 and 22.
'Can I finish!': GOPer Kasich snaps at MSNBC's Velshi in chaotic argument over taxing the rich
An amiable discussion between MSNBC host Ali Velshi and former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) on the proposed budget deal went off the rails on Sunday morning after the two began arguing over whether wealthy Americans should pay more in taxes.
After the former GOP governor complained that Wall Street bankers are being taxed at 40 percent on their bonuses and then stated that is one of the reasons Americans are moving to low-tax states like Texas and Florida, host Velshi pointed out his two examples are "terrible" places to live.
That was when the interview went downhill as the two talked over each other and Kasich repeatedly snapped, "Can I finish?"
During one exchange, Kasich blurted, "Let me finish! You said, they are horrible places to live, I don't agree with that. This all came about because you said, why are we not raising taxes on corporations and on people? And I am saying to you when you raise taxes too high, you discourage people from doing what they want to do."
'A lot of times they will leave to go to a place, where they get a better reward for their hard work," he continued. "Now some corporations are able to take advantage of things like depreciation that allows them to invest more. Look, the fact is we have this thing called modern monetary theory; this is another theory. Now, we have had sky-high inflation because these policies don't work."
"Modern monetary theory is not the reason we have inflation," Velshi shot back as the two once again talked over each other with an exasperated Kasich once complaining, "You don't want to have a discussion."
You can watch the fireworks below:
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