September 27, 2021/Media, Press

Republicans’ Refusal to Raise the Debt Ceiling Could Block NC’s Soldiers From Getting Paid

Republican lawmakers are putting their hypocrisy on full display and playing politics with America’s future by refusing to raise the debt ceiling

In 2019, after adding nearly $8 trillion in debt under President Trump, Mitch McConnell was adamantly against the United States defaulting on debt. But now that there’s a Democratic president, he’s using the debt limit as a political football. In North Carolina, Republicans’ refusal to raise the debt ceiling could cause extreme economic fallout — including blocking our state’s soldiers from getting paid

“From Fort Bragg to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina is proud to be called home by many of our country’s soldiers, veterans and military families — all of whom sacrifice so much to protect our country and save the lives of others. Why would Republicans want to refuse to raise the debt ceiling and block our state’s soldiers from getting paid along the way? The GOP’s blatant hypocrisy proves that it’s more important than ever that Congress pass President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and bipartisan infrastructure deal to invest in America’s future and protect North Carolina’s men and women in uniform’s hard-earned livelihoods,” said NCDP Spokesperson Ellie Dougherty

Fort Bragg is the largest military base in the United States and the home to approximately 57,000 military personnel. Camp Lejeune is home to roughly 170,000 people, which accounts for an “active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population.”