That’s what the Progressive-Democratic Party Representatives and Senators are threatening if they can’t continue their spendthrift ways in the upcoming budget negotiations.
[House] appropriators are expected to propose federal spending levels lower than the threshold in the Biden-McCarthy deal….
Two things about this: the spending level limit agreed in the debt limit deal is a ceiling, not a floor; it’s entirely legitimate for any budget to come in with even lower spending. The other thing is that cuts in spending (not merely reductions in spending growth) are critical to our nation’s weal.
Nevertheless, the Progressive-Democrats are playing their threats and lies game. House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D, CT) has made Party’s threats explicit:
This moves us in the direction of, you could say a CR [continuing resolution], but in October, we’re looking toward a shutdown[.]
Nice little government you got here, says the Congresswoman, be too bad if somethin’ was to happen to it.
HAC member Pete Aguilar (D, CA) demonstrated Party’s lack of integrity:
This is an agreement that the speaker made directly, and he took pains—remember?—to get everybody else out of the room and to get to a deal with just him and the president. And now he’s walking away from that deal[.]
Aguilar is lying. There’s no other way to put a claim that a budget proposal that’s entirely within the limit agreed in the debt ceiling deal breaks that deal. His claim is cynically and deliberately false. Then he assured us that the [Progressive-]Democratic-led Senate would ignore any appropriations bills that come[s] in under the caps set in the debt limit agreement.
The Progressive-Democrats want to shut down our government if they can’t have their way? I’m down with that.