White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced backlash from social media users after her comparison of raising the debt ceiling to monthly car payments. During Monday’s press conference, Jean-Pierre attempted to explain the situation to American families, stating that “If you buy a car, you are expected to pay the monthly payments.
If you do not pay your car payment, if you do not pay your mortgage payment, then your credit is going to be bad. It’s going to hurt your credit.”
Republicans were quick to criticize her argument, with some pointing out that the same argument could be used to criticize the administration’s student loan position. National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker joked, “So, how about student loans?” Fox News contributor Joe Concha similarly commented, “How about graduate students who take out student loans?”
Conservative commentator AGHamilton tweeted, “A lot of people making the point about the admin taking the opposite position on student loans, but the bigger issue here is that if you spend outside your means, it is perfectly reasonable/necessary to also adjust your future spending plan while trying to pay off past debt.”
Republicans are calling on Speaker McCarthy to act responsibly and address the debt ceiling. Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale, R., wrote, “It’s time for Biden and the Senate to act on the House GOP plan to responsibly address the debt ceiling, instead of making more false claims. Our fiscal crisis is a result of DC’s spending… NOT tax cuts that grew the economy to increase tax revenue.”
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