There's always a catch.

We know you’ve heard this one before: Mitch McConnell is risking economic calamity for millions of working Americans by blocking cloture instead of allowing Democrats to suspend the debt limit on their own

Leader McConnell’s refusal to allow Democrats to act alone risks “costing the U.S. economy up to 6 million jobs, wipe out as much as $15 trillion in household wealth, and send the unemployment rate surging to roughly 9 percent from around 5 percent” per research from Moody’s Analytics. 

Putting aside the fact that Democrats worked with Republicans three times during the Trump Administration to ensure America paid its bills, and McConnell is now refusing to do the same, there’s an even bigger catch (because with Republicans, there’s always a catch): While McConnell claims that Democrats have to address the debt limit on their own, he’s using the filibuster to prevent them from doing so

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but in this case, 280 characters seems to be enough: