In latest fight, Republicans embrace Trump ethos: Don't pay debts

Analysis: The real fight over the debt limit is about how much pain McConnell can extract from Biden and the Democrats.


WASHINGTON — Republicans are taking a decidedly Trumpian approach to the possibility of a U.S. default: Only a sucker pays debts.

They want Democrats to be those suckers, and they will get their way. The Democrats are ready to shoulder the political hit to pay debts incurred by former President Donald Trump, who slashed revenue and spent profligately, and they are trying unsuccessfully to shame Republicans into walking away from a Senate floor showdown Wednesday.

Publish : 2021-10-06 10:26:00

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