So much for that promise: Debt bill talks again done in the backroom

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s another debt bill being negotiated behind closed doors. It’s frustrating to see our elected officials making promises to be transparent and open with their constituents, only to turn around and do the exact opposite.

The latest round of debt bill talks is no exception. Despite promises to hold public hearings and involve the American people in the process, negotiations have once again taken place in the backroom. This is not how democracy is supposed to work.

The debt bill is a critical piece of legislation that affects every American. It determines how much money the government can borrow and how that money will be spent. It’s a complex issue that requires careful consideration and input from all stakeholders.

Unfortunately, the backroom negotiations that have become the norm in Washington do not allow for this kind of input. Instead, a small group of politicians and lobbyists make decisions that affect millions of people without any real accountability.

This is not how our government is supposed to work. We elect our representatives to serve us, not to make deals behind closed doors. We deserve to have a say in how our tax dollars are spent and how our government operates.

It’s time for our elected officials to live up to their promises of transparency and openness. They need to hold public hearings and involve the American people in the debt bill negotiations. We need to have a seat at the table and a voice in the process.

If our elected officials continue to ignore our calls for transparency and accountability, we will continue to see the same problems arise again and again. It’s time for a change. It’s time for our government to work for us, not for special interests and backroom deals.