Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed Republican talking points regarding the debt ceiling on Face the Nation, and then upped the ante for more revenue.
Asked on Face the Nation if Democrats are willing to make cuts to “entitlements” to address the deficit, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pointed out, “We already have.” She then referenced ObamaCare’s $716 billion cuts to Medicare providers, and was after she mentioned the over one trillion in cuts Democrats already put on the table.
When she was asked about Speaker John Boehner’s plan to require a dollar for dollar match in cuts to amount the debt ceiling is raised, the former Speaker clarified that the debt ceiling is about money already spent, and is not the place to argue about budgets, “I don’t think these two things should be related.”
After brushing aside suggestions that we should make cuts to Social Security or raise the Medicare eligibility age, Pelosi continued hammering away at Republican talking points, “I think that we should subject what we spend — every taxpayer dollar — whether it be defense or domestic, to the harshest scrutiny.” But, that has nothing to do with “whether the full faith and credit of the United States of America should be placed in jeopardy… The debt ceiling is about spending that has already occurred. Right now, we have to pay the bills that have been incurred. And if you want to say ‘cut spending for what we do next’ fine, but don’t tie it to the debt ceiling.”
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