Conservative Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz voted against the Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal. Gaetz said just four Republicans remain in Congress who have never voted to raise the debt limit, and he is proud to be one of them.
“Though fiscal hawk is an increasingly endangered species in Washington, we find ourselves hunted nonetheless,” he said. “The Biden-McCarthy debt limit deal papers over America’s problems with unknowable sums of debt, gaslighting reckless inflation-inducing spending for years. As Democrats correctly note, it locks in the radical policy choices they have made. Those choices should be reversed, not cast in cement by Republicans.”
Gaetz said the so-called Republican policy “wins” are “largely cosmetic budget gimmicks or waivable at Biden’s whims.”
“As lawmakers have taken the 72 hours to read this bill, it is no surprise that Republicans moved away from the proposal as Democrats have come to love it evermore,” Gaetz said. “Even the establishment GOP celebrated ‘work requirements’ being traded for reforms that make the SNAP program more costly for taxpayers and more accessible to the homeless. We can and must do better.”