Today, Groundwork Collaborative’s Executive Director Lindsay Owens released the following statement in response to Sen. Joe Manchin’s comments at the Davos World Economic Forum. Yesterday, Sen. Manchin indicated his willingness to negotiate with Republicans over the debt limit, including making harmful cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
“It’s economically, fiscally, and morally irresponsible for the new House majority to be playing games with the debt limit and threatening an economic crisis – and there’s absolutely no reason for Sen. Manchin or anyone else to play along. We saw this movie in 2011 when politicians negotiated over the debt limit and ended up strangling the economy with years of devastating cuts for workers and families. We can’t let that happen again.”