The Senate voted 80-17 Thursday in favor of a plan proposed by Democrat leaders and endorsed by President Donald Trump to keep the government funded for three months. The bill includes a measure for more than $15 billion in funding for hurricane relief efforts.
“The debt ceiling has become meaningless,” Glenn Beck said Friday on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Earlier this week, Trump shocked Republican leadership by striking a deal with “Chuck and Nancy,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for the bill increasing the spending limit. Republican leaders wanted to fund the government for 18 months, taking them through the 2018 midterms, while Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) proposed plans that would pay for hurricane relief funding and scale back on spending, respectively.
“What if the deal included automatic spending cuts if the budget is upside-down?” Glenn proposed. He pointed out why government spending is out of control: “Call me crazy, but maybe if they had to actually have to have a budget in place in the first place.”