Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen during a phone call that he will not change his decision to not raise the debt limit, saying he opposes the recklessness of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill and Democrats can do it alone. “The leader repeated to Secretary Yellen what he has said publicly since July: This is a unified Democrat government, engaging in a partisan reckless tax and spending spree,” a McConnell spokesman said Wednesday night. “They will have to raise the debt ceiling on their own and they have the tools to do it.” In a letter to leaders of Congress last week, Yellen said she does not know the exact date the funding will run out but knows it will be before the end of the year and urged leaders to raise the limit. In the event the United States defaults on its loans, …


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