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.