We are approaching another deadline for the Congress to pass a new spending measure to keep the government open and the mud slinging has begun.
The Senate has a draft to keep the government open through the fall, and the House is mobilizing its own efforts.
Conservative members of the House are using the moment to rail against government spending. it has been said before that Democrats want to go off the fiscal cliff at 90 mph while the Republicans like to do it going 65 mph.
During a floor speech, Rep. matt Gaetz (R-FL) hit the Dems right were it hurts.
Gaetz said that the Democrats have spent so much of our currents they gold bars are needed to bribe them.
It was a one liner directed at Democrat Senator Bob Menedez (D-NJ) who is facing corruption charges for excepting gold bars from Egypt.
Gaetz said, “We are devaluing American money so rapidly that in America today, you can’t even bribe Democrat Senators with cash alone! You need to bring gold bars to get the job done, just so that the bribes hold value!”
GAETZ: “We are devaluing American money so rapidly that in America today, you can’t even bribe Democrat Senators with cash alone! You need to bring gold bars to get the job done, just so that the bribes hold value!” pic.twitter.com/EJzk50sTAz
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 27, 2023
The deadline to pass a bill to keep the government open is September 30.
Republican Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) hammered the McConnell deal.
I intensely dislike the Schumer-McConnell “Coping Resolution,” which funds Democratic priorities and disregards the Republican-controlled House. Why is the Republican leadership in the Senate so eager to help Chuck Schumer and so slow to help House Republicans? https://t.co/k655ems3ZU
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) September 27, 2023
No one wants a shutdown, but there are no harmless options on the table. If there’s a meaningful chance that “15 days” could “stop the spread” of massive-deficit spending—which is impoverishing America’s poor and middle class—that option should be considered. https://t.co/cfvZiTIQaM
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) September 26, 2023