FACT: McConnell (R-KY) and Boehner (R-OH) both voted to raise the debt ceiling 6 times between 1997 and 2008.
105-H.R.2015 – Balanced Budget Act of 1997
107-S.2578 – Debt limit bill (2002)
108-H.J.Res.51 – Debt limit increase resolution (2003)
108-S.2986 – Amend Title 31 of U.S. Code to increase the public debt limit (2004)
109-H.J.Res.47 – Debt limit increase resolution (2006)
110-H.R.1424 – Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (2008)
Also, too, McChinless voted to raise the debt ceiling two additional times:
110-H.J.Res.43 – Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt (2007)
110-H.R.3221 – Housing and Recovery Act (2008)
Please note how The Republican Spending Spree ended when The Bush Crime Family scurried out of office after the Great Banksta Heist of 2008.
Reppublicans. It’s what they are.
PS: Just for laughs, here’s Saint Ronnie Reagan’s record when it comes to the Debt Ceiling:
Ronald Reagan: 18 Debt Ceiling Increases, 11 Tax Increases and Expansion of Medicare
GOPers count on Americans generally being uninformed to hoodwink them into outrage over spending when in fact “raising the debt ceiling” is done in order to pay for things that have already been “bought,” so to speak. This necessity of governance was always done without fanfare and handwringing in every Administration, GOP and Democratic, up until the Obama Administration, where the GOP has used it to hold the nation hostage.
As Destroy the GOP says all the time, “Occupy a voting booth!”