Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) told CNN it wasn’t his place to call for his Republican lying colleague George Santos’ resignation. Host Victor Blackwell reminded him he’d had no problem demanding President Joe Biden step down.
Victor Blackwell nails GOP’s Byron Donalds.
In the debt ceiling portion of the interview, Victor Blackwell asked Congressman Byron Donalds why not separate the spending debate from the debt ceiling. After all, the debt ceiling increase involves monies already allocated and spent.
Rep. Donalds claimed it was a business statement and not a political one to tie the two. He must be a lousy businessman if he does not realize that the mere possibility of connecting the two is irresponsible and destructive for business both in the United States and abroad for the uncertainty it brings.
More importantly, he fails to note that much of the deficit arises from not taxing those who most benefit from the economy we all created. The irresponsible tax cuts when Republicans were in power exacerbated the debt & deficits. The debt increases interest payments to the wealthy who bought the debt that we are all responsible for paying. In effect, we give the rich tax cuts, which increase the deficits. They then loan us back the money for the deficits created by their tax cuts. And then we pay them interest for that loan. It is the highest form of parasitic wealth transfer from the many to the wealthy.
Republicans must not be taken seriously. They want to cut social programs to prevent tax increases on parasites that cannot seem to pilfer enough.
Blackwell exposed Donalds’ utter hypocrisy in the final exchange. He asked him if George Santos should resign. He said it was not his right to ask Santos to leave as it was one for his voters. Blackwell slapped back with the perfect answer.
“Well,” Blackwell said. “I will say that you called for President Biden to resign, and 84 million people voted for him.”
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