New Speaker Mike Johnson's First Good Idea: A Debt Commission

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2023
From The Right
Annabelle Gordon - CNP/Sipa USA/Newscom

Just moments after picking up the gavel, newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R–La.) endorsed an idea that manages to be both eye-roll-inducing and really important.

"The greatest threat to our national security is our nation's debt," Johnson said during his first speech from the speaker's dais in the House chamber. "We know this is not going to be an easy task and tough decisions will have to be made, but the consequences—if we don't act now—are unbearable."

Then, Johnson promised to "establish a bipartisan debt commission to...

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