Corker bashes Trump and Congress as ‘fiscally irresponsible’

Press release from U.S. Sen. Bob Corker

WASHINGTON – During a hearing today on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) budget and economic outlook for fiscal years 2018 to 2028, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, discussed how Congress as a whole and the Trump administration have neglected fiscal responsibility.

“None of us have covered ourselves in glory,” said Corker. “This Congress and this administration likely will go down as one of the most fiscally irresponsible administrations and Congresses that we’ve had.”

Recent analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Government showed that the vote to increase the discretionary spending caps in the recent $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill, if made permanent, would add $2 trillion to the national debt, including interest costs. Corker voted against that spending bill, calling it “one of the most grotesque pieces of legislation I can remember.”

Corker noted that members of both parties have been careless on deficits and incapable of addressing our country’s fiscal instability.

“But, let’s face it…both sides of the aisle are totally remiss as it relates to deficits,” concluded Corker. “I listen to this partisan bickering over blaming people, it’s ridiculous. We are absolutely not capable of dealing with our country’s finances, and, of course, a big part of it is the American people don’t really want it to be controlled.”

10 Responses to Corker bashes Trump and Congress as ‘fiscally irresponsible’

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    David Collins says:

    I’m sorry, but didn’t Corker vote FOR this tax bill that ballooned the deficit he now refers to as “fiscally irresponsible”?

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    Lance Persson says:

    It it is not the current administration that has neglected fiscal responsibility, it is those elected Republicans that do not follow the guidelines clearly defined in the Republican Party platform. It is also Republicans that have allowed these people to get elected by voting for candidates that have lots of money and vote in their own personal interests rather than in the interests of those who elected them. Sure wish Trump had vetoed the last budget bill. Not sure why congressional members are scared of “shutting down the government” unless a budget bill is passed. Facing the fiscal budget is a lot scarer than having non-essential government services shut down for a time.

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    Darryl says:

    I am SOOO OVER corker… Go home… I have a better idea… Go find an apartment in the un building as U find it necessary to kiss the globalists ass>>>

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    old woman voter says:

    Corker’s concerns a little too little and a little too late. He cozied up to Trump, hoping to be Veep, then he prostrated himself before him again in hopes of being Secy of State. AND – he voted for a tax cut that impacts the national debt. I am over Corker.

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    James White says:

    Don’t worry Old Woman, Blackburn is just a clone of the cloth of NeoCon Corker.

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    Joe Benedict says:

    Hard for some folks to listen to the facts – more fun to attack.

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    Eddie White says:

    Put me down as one who appreciates the irrresponsible people who put a little bit more money in my paycheck.

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    Tommy Ray Mc Anally says:

    If you’ll listen to CORKER WHOM TALKS OUT BOTH sides of his MOUTH then you’re in the same boat. Coker is a typical politician that talks your laugage until he gets into office, DONOT TRUST HIM HE’s another HASLSM OR JIM COOPER. That’s what I think, Donot BUY INTO CORKER.

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    Tommy Ray McAnally says:

    Who is uglier Coker,Black,Cooper or Alexander or Harwell.

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