How Is Debt Ceiling Like A Car Payment? You’ll Never GUESS Who Said So

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced criticism and mockery from social media users after her comparison of raising the debt ceiling to monthly car payments. During Monday’s press conference, Jean-Pierre was questioned on the upcoming meeting between President Biden and congressional leaders regarding a debt ceiling raise and potential spending cuts.

Jean-Pierre attempted to explain the situation to American families, stating, “If you buy a car, you are expected to pay the monthly payments. If you do not pay your car payment, if you do not pay your mortgage payment, then your credit is going to be bad. It’s going to hurt your credit.”

But Republicans were quick to point out the flaws in her argument. National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker joked, “So, how about student loans?” Fox News contributor Joe Concha similarly commented, “How about graduate students who take out student loans?”

Conservative commentator AGHamilton tweeted, “A lot of people making the point about the admin taking the opposite position on student loans, but the bigger issue here is that if you spend outside your means, it is perfectly reasonable/necessary to also adjust your future spending plan while trying to pay off past debt.”

Jean-Pierre also faced criticism for her comments regarding Congress’ actions involving hesitation to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts.

Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale, R., wrote, “It’s time for Biden and the Senate to act on the House GOP plan to responsibly address the debt ceiling, instead of making more false claims. Our fiscal crisis is a result of DC’s spending… NOT tax cuts that grew the economy to increase tax revenue.”

Republicans are calling on Speaker McCarthy to take action and address the debt ceiling responsibly. It’s time for the Biden administration and Congress to do the right thing and stop the unnecessary crisis.

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