Biden Draws Line in the Sand on Debt Ceiling and Spending
President Joe Biden has made it clear that he will not accept any attempts by House Republicans to raise the debt ceiling while simultaneously slashing spending. In a statement released on Wednesday, the White House said that Biden would veto any bill that attempted to do so.
The statement comes as House Republicans are pushing for a bill that would raise the debt ceiling while also cutting spending by $1.5 trillion over the next decade. The bill would also require Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment, which would limit the government’s ability to borrow money.
The White House said that Biden believes that raising the debt ceiling should not be used as a tool to force Congress to make cuts to spending. The statement also said that Biden believes that any cuts to spending should be done in a responsible and targeted manner.
The statement from the White House is a clear indication that Biden is not willing to compromise on the issue of the debt ceiling and spending. It is also a sign that Biden is willing to draw a line in the sand when it comes to fiscal policy. It remains to be seen if House Republicans will be willing to accept Biden’s stance or if they will continue to push for their own bill.