Using the Troops

The Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling by $1.8 trillion, but don’t want to make their members cast a publicly visible vote. So what do they do? They use their current favorite trick–attach the debt ceiling to the bill that funds America’s military. Who could vote against that?
Republican Congressman Kevin Brady said:

Apparently when Democrats promised open and accountable government they didn’t mean when it comes to saddling future generations with debt. Every Democrat who’s voted to spend our grandchildren’s money should step up and take responsibility to pay for it, including President Obama. Shame on them for trying to hide the increase from the public by sneaking it into the troop funding bill.

When the Democrats took control of Congress, the federal debt load was $29,568 for every American. With this new debt ceiling, the total will rise to $45,573 per person. This chart shows how federal debt has risen under the Democrats, and how the Congressional Budget Office projects it to skyrocket under Democratic Party policies now in place:
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