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Republicans are suddenly clutching their pearls — give me a break!

Republicans are holding our country hostage by refusing to raise the debt ceiling without slashing programs that help vulnerable Americans. It's disgusting, and it's wrong.

Some context: the debt ceiling is the amount of money the government can borrow to pay for things Congress has already approved – like Social Security and Medicare. By raising the ceiling, we can ensure we pay for these programs and services.

Republicans are insisting that "reckless spending" has caused this crisis. Apparently, their idea of "reckless spending" includes things like SNAP food assistance, education, veterans benefits, and rental assistance. Give me a break!

We can't continue to let these MAGA Republicans keep control of the House. That's why we're building up our grassroots movement to defeat them now. And we need you! Can you donate $3?

Republicans are suddenly clutching their pearls about government waste and the national debt, but it's the same tired old charade every time there is a Democrat in the White House. They didn't bat an eyelash when Trump racked up more debt than any other president with his tax cuts for billionaires, and they were more than happy to raise the debt ceiling without any conditions.

Republicans don't care about spending, they don't care about the national debt, and they certainly don't give a damn about the American people. They're willing to cut services from vulnerable Americans just to "win" some partisan fight.

Republicans have manufactured this crisis, but it could have very real consequences for millions of Americans.

If we don't raise the debt ceiling, Social Security and Medicare recipients could lose the benefits they depend on, and the longer we go without an agreement, the more people could lose their jobs.

I'm committed to fighting tooth and nail for a clean debt ceiling bill and finding creative ways to push through Republican obstructionism.

I can't do it alone. I rely on the power of this grassroots movement. If we're going to take back the House, we need everyone on board. Will you join in today and donate $3?

Together we can and will win for the American people.

Yours in the fight,


Posted on May 22, 2023.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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