Levin blasts McConnell’s and Pelosi’s big-spending budget deal: ‘It’s unconscionable’

· July 23, 2019  
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Monday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin discussed the newly announced budget deal struck by congressional leaders and the White House on Monday.

“It doesn’t matter who the president is; it doesn’t matter which party controls Congress,” Levin began. “The fact is that when those in charge of spending and borrowing and taxing do what’s about to be done to the American people, it’s unconscionable.”

Monday night, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — on a two-year Budget and Debt Ceiling, with no poison pills.”

According to a National Review post that Levin read live on the air, the deal “would raise the discretionary-spending caps by $320 billion over two years and offset less than one-quarter of those costs” and “would essentially repeal the final two years of the 2011 Budget Control Act and raise the baseline for future discretionary spending by nearly $2 trillion over the decade.”

Put simply, that translates to more spending, more deficits, and — as always — more national debt.

“We used to at least have fiscal conservatives; there are no more fiscal conservatives, maybe a handful,” Levin said. “But the Republican Party today does not stand for fiscal responsibility. Therefore nobody does.”

Levin added that reckless spending is “the most selfish act one generation can do to the next.”

“What a bunch of punks we’ve become, this generation,” Levin remarked. “You know, we like to talk about Millennials. … We’re doing this. And the generation before us did this.”

“We sent people to Congress during the Tea Party revolution who are now voting for massive spending and massive debt,” Levin said. “Why? I’ll tell you why. Because they don’t want to shut down the government, and you have a treasury secretary who is a liberal Democrat who’s already saying we don’t want to default.”

Levin added, “One day there will be a default, but it’ll be a different kind of default. It’ll be one one completely out of our control when the economy crumbles. There’ll be no health care, there’ll be no pensions, there’ll be no minimum wage, there’ll be no property rights.”

“It’ll all go up,” the host concluded, “in a puff of smoke.”


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Author: Nate Madden

Nate Madden is BlazeTV’s congressional correspondent. Follow him @NateOnTheHill or send tips to nmadden@blazemedia.com.