House Freedom Caucus Proves It’s a Deficit Scam

Stan Collender: “The House Freedom Caucus — that self-professed paragon of fiscal rectitude and righteousness that in the past has opposed emergency relief aid for Americans devastated by natural disasters unless it was offset with spending cuts — today made it much easier for the multi-trillion dollar increase in the federal deficit and national debt that will be caused by the Trump tax cut to be enacted.”

“HFC could have completely stopped this from happening had it opposed the fiscal 2018 budget resolution when it was considered by the House this morning. That budget resolution will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion or more and didn’t include the spending cuts HFC said was the price for its support when the House adopted its budget earlier this month.”

“But instead of deficit purity, the House Freedom Caucus didn’t oppose the budget resolution, as it has so many other deficit- and debt-increasing bills.”

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