In his diatribe explaining why he’s not voting to extend the debt ceiling–which allocates money to pay the government’s already accrued bills, not to fund new programs–Republican Texas Congressman Chip Roy says he doesn’t want to fund various new programs.
“But [the public does] know that those dollars are being used to fund government tyranny over their lives,” Roy claims incorrectly. “That’s what those dollars are being used for. For a border that’s not secure. For cartels that are ripping into Texas. For critical race theory being taught to our children. To not fund police. To have the FBI going after parents and school boards. Vax mandates. Shutting down businesses, forcing people to comply or they lose their job. Energy poverty. Preventing people from getting the energy to actually heat their homes, drive their cars and go to work. That is what my colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to borrow half a trillion dollars to keep funding. So please forgive me if I vote no.”
Well, no, Chip. We won’t. Y’see, the debt ceiling doesn’t fund those things. It allocates money for the programs and tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans that you voted for during the Trump administration. The things you mention aren’t paid for by this debt ceiling extension.