Sen. Mike Lee Warns Of ‘Devastating’ Impact Of US Debt, Calls For ‘New Approach’

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has sounded the alarm about the massive interest on the nation’s debt, warning that “we’re so screwed” due to “decades of reckless, hegemonic rule by The Uniparty™️.” Lee’s comments come in response to a tweet by E.J.

Antoni, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who noted that interest on the debt is projected to cost over $1.1 trillion during the current fiscal year.

With the U.S. national debt surpassing $34.5 trillion, Lee criticized politicians who have been approving massive spending measures. He expressed hope that the “fleeting moments of media praise” and “earmarks that served as propellant for most of the spending” were worth the “resulting devastation” and the “crippling economic growth, mobility, and opportunity for hardworking families.”

The senator called for a “new approach in Washington” that doesn’t pretend the nation is drawing from an “endless well.” He emphasized that “it’s time to clean house” and that the consequences of the current approach will soon become “painfully clear.”

Lee’s strong words underscore the growing concern among some lawmakers about the long-term impact of the nation’s ballooning debt and the need for fiscal responsibility in Washington.