Democrats Object To Presence Of National Debt Clock In Committee Hearings

Lately Republicans have taken putting up a live national debt clock in committee meetings, and Democrats are objecting to it call it a “political prop.”

From the Daily Caller:

Some members of Congress apparently don’t like to be reminded about how much debt the country continues to rack up.

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock.

California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing.

So, displaying a factual representation of the nation’s debt problem is a “prop.”

No wonder we’re in the fiscal shape we are.

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