DWS: Republican Proposal to Raise Debt Ceiling ‘Gimmicky Garbage’


Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D., Fla.) expressed skepticism at reports of a potential Republican proposal to raise the debt ceiling for three months Friday evening on MSNBC. Wasserman-Schultz characterized the Republican pursuit of tying an increase of the debt ceiling to spending reductions as “gimmicky garbage”:

ED SCHULTZ: Will Democrats vote for this? Will you get Democratic votes on this when Boehner brings this up?

DEBBIE WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: I think it’s going to depend on what it looks like. This is really “gimmicky, gimmicking” garbage at the end of the day. The responsible thing to do is to pass a debt ceiling increase because we have to pay our bills. Really leaving this uncertainty hanging over our already fragile recovery is irresponsible. And to suggest that we’re not going to pay our bills or tie the debt that we have to pay to anything that the Republicans want to extract out of President Obama is irresponsible.