Messaging: The MAGA Debt Ceiling Bill is a Disaster

The MAGA Debt Ceiling Disaster

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From White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: “House Republicans have passed a bill that cuts veterans’ health care, education, Meals on Wheels, and public safety, takes away health care from millions of Americans, and sends manufacturing jobs overseas while they fight to extend the Trump tax cuts for the wealthiest and profitable corporations. President Biden will never force middle class and working families to bear the burden of tax cuts for the wealthiest, as this bill does.  The President has made clear this bill has no chance of becoming law.

In our history, we have never defaulted on our debt or failed to pay our bills.  Congressional Republicans must act immediately and without conditions to avoid default and ensure that the full faith and credit of the United States is not put at risk.  That is their job. Economists have warned that default could spark a dangerous financial crisis, lead to a recession costing millions of Americans their jobs, endanger hard-working Americans’ retirement savings, and increase long-term federal borrowing costs, adding to deficits and debt.  We are not a deadbeat nation. As President Reagan said: “The United States has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations.  It means we have a well-earned reputation for reliability and credibility — two things that set us apart in much of the world.” We pay our bills. Congressional Republicans must do that again now and act to avoid default.”

Topline impacts of the MAGA Debt Ceiling Disaster 

  • Undermines medical care for veterans, causing 30 million fewer outpatient visits and 81,000 job losses across the Veterans Health Administration.
  • Slashes funding for schools with low-income students and students with disabilities, impacting 25 million students and potentially reducing key staff by up to 108,000.
  • Eliminates preschool and child care for hundreds of thousands of children, with 200,000 losing access to Head Start and 180,000 losing child care access.
  • Strips nutrition assistance from millions of women, infants, and children, increasing child poverty and hunger.
  • Robs seniors of healthy meals, such as Meals on Wheels.
  • Raises Housing Costs for 630,000 households, including 190,000 seniors and 50,000 veterans.
  • Scales back rail safety inspections by 7,000 days, resulting in 30,000 fewer miles of track inspected annually.

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