Conservatives rebuke government’s unrestrained federal spending, liken it to ‘fiscal insanity’

Last week, President Donald Trump undercut GOP congressional leaders by working with Democratic leaders.  LifeZette News asked me to comment on the “idea of raising the nation’s borrowing limit…”

As you can imagine, I was not too pleased with this plan:

“I would love to be able to do that with my credit cards as well,” quipped Mark Meckler, a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots who now serves as president of Citizens for Self-Governance. “It’s called fiscal insanity.”

That Meckler guy is pretty harsh to the Republican leadership…don’t you think? But I wasn’t alone in my criticism. Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action for America, said “Getting rid of the debt ceiling is akin to getting rid of the fire alarm in your home.”

Also, Jason Pye, of FreedomWorks, said, “I’m old enough to remember when this president campaigned against raising the national debt.”

Pye described scrapping the debt limit as “wholly fiscally irresponsible” because it gives up the leverage conservatives have over the ceiling. “It’s the only opportunity to rein in the size and scope of the federal government.” But here’s my take:

But Meckler defended the president’s decision to side with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

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