On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) reacted to President Biden’s comments about Republicans playing “Russian Roulette” with the American economy over the debt ceiling.
“Oh, Lord, give me a break. First of all, his little cute little poll-tested phrase of ‘Russian roulette, Joe Biden never had an original thought in his life. But number two, and this is much more important, it actually doesn’t have to be this way. But what we have to do is actually reform a bunch of our programs. We need to stabilize our spending and not raise taxes. We need to reform some of the entitlements. If we do that? Yeah, sure, let’s go raise the debt ceiling because then you have a plan on how you’re going to cut your spending going forward. Joe Biden is lying, and he’s gaslighting. He’s gaslighting the American people right now. I know that’s impossible for Democrats to do because they only accused Republicans of gaslighting. But let me tell America, Joe Biden is gaslighting you. He is lying. The United States government takes in three hundred and twenty billion dollars a month. That’s more than enough money to pay the debt service on our national debt that currently exists, pay the checks that need to go out on Social Security and pay the benefits on Medicare. Everything else after that and pay for a portion of our military apparatus. Everything after that, we’re going to have to negotiate in Congress. So tell Joe Biden, we actually don’t have to raise the debt ceiling. We won’t default on our debt. We will make the interest payments. We will continue Social Security and continue Medicare and still keep a portion of our military. But all the fun stuff he wants to do, like redistribute wealth and massively raise taxes on small business owners, he won’t be able to do that stuff.”