Sen. Mike Lee explains why he and Sen. Rand Paul are against the 'bipartisan budget compromise' which raised the debt ceiling until March 2017 last week, and why this anti-debt message is resonating with voters.
"Last night while you were sleeping the Senate voted to steal 150 billion dollars from the Social Security Trust Fund," Lee posted on facebook as it happened. "Just remember, a vote to raid social security in the middle of the night in a desperate attempt to perpetuate an unsustainable spending addiction isn't a sign of strength. It is a sign of weakness."
SEN. MIKE LEE: This facebook post reached over 60 million people -- more people than watched all three Republican presidential debates combined. For the simple fact that the American people are frustrated by what is happening in Washington.
More than the 'what,' they are bothered by the 'how,' this was just rushed through in the middle of the night, and they don't want that...
In the past, Congress used to raise the debt limit by specified dollar amounts, it is now just suspending the debt ceiling, it is like a debt ceiling mardi gras,