By the time I leave the Federal Reserve for Washington, D.C., next week, I will be able to spend less time worrying about the debt ceiling and more time thinking about how to make a deal with Congress.
It’s no secret that many conservatives are unhappy with the way the Obama administration has handled the debt limit, but there’s a reason that it’s not an issue that dominates discussions on the right.
In fact, if you asked the average conservative about their view of the debt, it would probably be close to the opposite.
Republicans are not the most vocal of conservatives, but they are more likely to agree that the government should spend less to stimulate the economy.
As an example, conservative commentator Ann Coulter has argued that the Federal Budget is “an economic disaster.”
And on a recent episode of Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” conservative commentator Laura Ingraham offered an interesting take on the debt.
“When we talk about debt and spending, the problem is the debt,” Ingraham said.
“You’re going to end up with a government that is not sustainable, that is a burden on the economy.”
“I think the problem with the debt is that it is an instrument of the powerful,” she continued.
“It has become a sort of weapon in the hands of the very people who are going to benefit the most from that debt.”
That’s a position shared by conservative commentator Mark Levin, who recently suggested that the debt was “the most potent weapon in our arsenal.”
The debt limit is not the only political issue that conservative activists will be grappling with this week.
On the right, many conservative activists and lawmakers are pushing for new legislation that would reduce or eliminate federal regulations.
There are a few specific bills on the table.
The most prominent of these is the Repeal Regulatory Relief for American Families Act.
If enacted, this bill would allow the Treasury Department to repeal regulations that were enacted under the Obama Administration.
Another bill, which would repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, would allow EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to implement the rules without the agency having to reapply for federal funding.
And the House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow states to sue the Obama EPA over its rule.
These bills are not all the same.
Some would reduce the number of federal agencies, while others would expand their powers.
One bill that has gained a lot of traction is the National Labor Relations Act.
This bill would let workers across the country form unions that represent them.
Other bills are aimed at protecting workers from excessive government regulation.
Some of the most popular Republican proposals on the horizon include the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and a budget resolution.
For the most part, the Republican Party is unlikely to adopt any of these bills this week, but it is still possible that conservatives could rally around them.
The fact that many Republicans are still struggling with the Obama legacy and the fiscal cliff suggests that the GOP has yet to find a common ground on these issues.
At the same time, the GOP is unlikely be able the push the party to the right on issues like gay rights, climate change, and abortion.
When it comes to the next debt limit increase, it’s unlikely that conservatives will be the only ones on the losing end of the debate.
Although conservative lawmakers will not be able or willing to vote to increase the debt by a certain amount, there are some conservative Republicans who are prepared to fight tooth and nail to make sure that the country does not default on its obligations.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has been a champion of raising the debt level and has called for a default.
This is especially true for conservatives who have not yet been in a position to raise the debt cap.
According to an article by The Hill, Newt Gingrich wants the debt raised by $10 trillion by the end of his first term in office.
However, conservatives in Congress have yet to be convinced that raising the cap by $1 trillion will be in the GOP’s best interest.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who was the sole member of the Senate to vote against the debt-ceiling bill, has expressed support for raising the ceiling.
He told Fox News on Thursday that he would “never accept a debt that is too large.”
Another possible Republican candidate for the presidency, former House Speaker John Boehner, has said that he is not “comfortable” raising the deficit beyond $2 trillion.
But even conservative lawmakers who support higher taxes are not convinced that the budget resolution will pass in the next Congress.
According to the Hill, House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has said the budget is “the only thing we have to focus on” during the debt debate, has been unable to convince his conservative colleagues in Congress to raise taxes by more than $1.2 trillion in the budget process.
A number of conservative Republican senators have been pushing to increase their own tax rates,