Senate Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Dick Durbin are calling for President Biden to hold talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on the federal fiscal crisis.
However, they only want to discuss how to raise the government’s borrowing limit and not possible spending cuts. This is a mistake. Democrats need to discuss spending cuts as part of any talks on the debt ceiling.
The federal deficit is ballooning, and we cannot continue to spend money we do not have. Republicans are right to demand spending cuts as part of any deal to raise the debt ceiling.
Democrats need to put aside their political posturing and work with Republicans to find real solutions to this crisis.