McCarthy is ‘most reasonable’ on debt, we should consider 5-10% spending cuts

On Thursday’s “America’s Newsroom” show on Fox News Channel, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s approach to the debt ceiling was “the more reasonable” and argued that spending cuts of 5-10% across the board should be explored.

Manchin said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:45] “Kevin and I had a great conversation a few weeks ago. And I think it’s more reasonable to take the approach, can’t we at least acknowledge that 31.5 trillion is unmanageable and we don’t shouldn’t pass them on to our kids and grandkids we write checks they can’t cash And I know the president’s personality you put those two in a room I knew they could s ‘hear. I’m hopeful it will pass without drama or theatrics. In the end, it was $13 trillion in debt when I came on board and it’s still growing. I’ve been told that if we did our job on time, and why don’t we look at that, do our budget When the president takes stock [Union] address, like the governors…when that happens, basically you put your budget into it. They are working in this direction. If we finish ours on September 30, I’m told we could cut expenses by 5-10% across the board, just by getting our work done on time. Shouldn’t we watch this? »

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