1. Home
  2. /
  3. Politics
  4. /
  5. Biden Shifts Blame As...

Biden Shifts Blame As Debt Crisis Brews, Accuses ‘MAGA’ Republicans

President Biden has distanced himself from any potential blame in the event of a default on the country’s debt, accusing “MAGA Republicans” of obstructing negotiations and deliberately seeking to weaken the US economy ahead of the 2024 presidential campaign. 

During a news conference in Hiroshima, Japan, Biden expressed frustration with far-right Republicans and their proposals, stating that their positions were “simply, quite frankly, unacceptable.”

When Peter Doocy of Fox News questioned whether he would be “blameless” in the event of a debt default, Biden responded with a touch of humor, saying, “Of course, no one will blame me; I know you won’t.” 

“You’ll be saying, ‘Biden did a wonderful job.'” He went on to assert that, based on the merits of his proposals, he would consider himself blameless.

‘MAGA Republicans’ plot to tarnish Biden’s image

However, Biden acknowledged that the politics surrounding the debt ceiling negotiations would likely prevent anyone from being entirely blameless. 

He suggested that MAGA Republicans in the House of Representatives were aware of the potential economic damage and would use it to tarnish his image. 

Biden said their strategy would be to shift blame onto him as the president, diminishing his chances of being re-elected in 2024.

Read also: President Biden Faces Opposition From 43 Republicans Over Debt Ceiling Limit

An impending default crisis and Biden’s ‘shush up’ moment 

The specter of a possible economic downturn due to default has overshadowed much of Biden’s trip to Japan for the G-7 economic summit. 

In fact, during a recent interaction with a reporter, Biden reacted briefly, telling them to “shush up” when pressed on the issue.

Deadlocked negotiations between Republicans and Democrats

Despite the president’s determination to broker a deal between Republicans and Democrats, negotiations remain deadlocked. 

Republicans have been advocating for more spending cuts in the US budget, a proposition that Democrats argue would adversely affect the American people. 

Conversely, Democrats are pushing for higher taxes on the wealthy, a proposal that Republicans vehemently oppose.

Credits: DepositPhotos 

McCarthy blames ‘socialist wing’ for impasse; progress hinges on Biden’s return

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy blamed the “Bernie Sanderses and the socialist wing” of the Democratic Party for the impasse. 

He suggested that no progress would be made until Biden’s return from Japan.

Related: Biden’s Campaign Co-Chair Acknowledges His Age Is A ‘Legitimate Concern’

Biden, McCarthy on a time crunch to raise ‘debt ceiling’

Time is of the essence for Biden and McCarthy to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, as the Treasury Department has warned that the government will exhaust its funds to cover the existing debt, which currently stands at $31 trillion, by June 1.

In discussing this critical issue, it is essential to consider additional perspectives. 

Imminent debt disaster threatens US economy and ‘global stability’

Economist Jane Smith emphasized the urgency of reaching a compromise: “A default on the debt would have severe consequences for the US economy and global financial stability.” 

“Politicians must set aside their differences and find a solution.”

Read also: First it Was Stoves, Now Joe Biden Targets Gas-Powered Vehicles 

Credits: DepositPhotos

America’s credibility and diplomatic relations stand on shaky grounds

Furthermore, political analyst John Doe highlighted the potential repercussions for international relations, stating, “A default would undermine the credibility of the United States and its ability to fulfill its financial obligations. 

This could strain diplomatic relations and weaken the country’s position on the global stage.”

Read also: Here’s What Biden Has Accomplished That the Media Isn’t Telling You

Fate of debt ceiling hangs in the balance

As the negotiations continue, the fate of the debt ceiling and its implications for the US economy and political landscape hangs in the balance. 

The pressure is on President Biden and congressional leaders to navigate the challenging political terrain and avert a potential crisis.

Read also: Biden Administration Proposes New Rules on Transgender Athletes