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 said on radio Friday.
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.”