https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... t-elusive/Republicans were fine with the last president signing $4.7 trillion in new deficits into law even before covid-19 hit (plus, trillions more thereafter). Now that a Democrat is president, though, the GOP’s born-again deficit hawks decided that Something Must Be Done about the nation’s fiscal health.
It’s not clear what Something is, however, beyond taking a valuable hostage: the nation’s debt ceiling...
Republicans, on the other hand, appear to have abandoned any pretense of a counteroffer. They have no budget, nor even the basic outlines of one.
It's the agenda that dare not speak its name.