Leftists Fight Spending Cuts in Debt-Ceiling Negotiations – Intercessors for America

As negotiations over the debt ceiling continue, leftist politicians are raging over the possibility of federal spending cuts.

From Breitbart. The extreme left raised alarm over President Joe Biden negotiating spending cuts to the federal budget with House Republicans during talks to raise the debt ceiling.

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Although the White House claimed Biden would not negotiate with Republicans on reducing wasteful spending, the administration engaged with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on spending cuts, an idea that enraged the far left.

Extreme-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) warned Tuesday that any cuts to wasteful spending, including obsolete pandemic funding, would receive a backlash in the streets.

“I think there would be a huge backlash from our entire House democratic caucus, certainly the progressives — but also in the streets,” she told CNN. …

“It’s going to be a problem,” socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told CNN when questioned about the possibility of Biden agreeing to spending cuts or caps.

Recalling the White House’s previous non-negotiation position on raising the debt ceiling, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the administration for initiating talks through the debt ceiling negotiations. …

Though House Republicans maintain leverage, the Biden administration refuses to cut wasteful spending. …

On Monday, McCarthy and Biden administration officials met to discuss the budget. “I felt we had a productive discussion. We don’t have an agreement yet,” he said. …

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