CNBC Anchor Tears Into Steny Hoyer Who Claims U.S. Has A ‘Paying-For Problem,’ Not A Spending Problem

Caruso-Cabrera pressed Hoyer repeatedly to admit that the nation has a spending problem which Hoyer refused to do. “We have a paying-for problem,” he finally conceded.


“I’ve heard Democrat after Democrat today tell me how much the president reached out to me during that last speech, and now he’s going to do it again tonight,” Caruso-Cabrera began incredulously.

“I sat in meetings with the president sitting with Republican leadership in the Senate and the House, and trying to get to a compromise,” Hoyer countered. “We didn’t get there, but he spent a lot of time in doing so. And any fair analysis would indicate that he was prepared to go to places, particularly on entitlements, that would upset his base.”

“Sir, does the country have a spending problem?” Caruso-Cabrera asked.

“Does the country have a – the country has a paying-for problem,” Hoyer replied. “We haven’t paid for what we’ve bought.”

“Are we promising too much?” Caruso-Cabrera pressed.

“Absolutely,” Hoyer agreed. “If we don’t pay, we shouldn’t buy.”

“How is that different from a spending problem?” She followed up.

“We spent a lot of money when George Bush was President of the United States,” Hoyer replied.

“So, that’s eight years and now another eight years of a lot of spending, so we’re going on 16 years of a lot of spending now,” Caruso-Cabrera shot back.

“We need to stop it,” Hoyer agreed.

“Any day,” Caruso-Cabrera agreed.


Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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