Anna Paulina Luna an early ‘no’ on deal to raise the debt ceiling
Anna Paulina Luna appears in court via videoconference. Image via AP.

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She said a $4 trillion increase to the national debt is not a win for Americans.

The budget deal struck Saturday night to avoid defaulting on the national debt is said to displease House members on both sides of the aisle and you can count one of Florida’s as an early and firm “no” for the plans.

Before President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy came out Sunday evening to sell the agreement that will raise the debt ceiling, U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna was tweeting her displeasure.

“IDK (I don’t know) about you, but increasing the national debt another $4 trillion is not a WIN for Americans,” the St. Petersburg Republican wrote on Twitter just after 5 p.m., Sunday. “It’s a win for special interests and the uni-party.”

Luna was largely alone among Florida’s Washington delegation in using social media to weigh in on the 99-page bill that will suspend the debt limit for two years and limit federal budget increases to 1% growth starting in 2025.

Republican deficit hawks say the deal doesn’t cut the budget enough and progressive Democrats worry about proposed work requirements for programs such as food stamps, the Associated Press reports. Biden and McCarthy are said to be campaigning hard in anticipation of a House vote on the deal, which could come as soon as Wednesday. Failing to approve a deal would mean the government runs out of money to meet its obligations. That would lead to a default on the debt June 5, potentially triggering an economic meltdown across the globe.

Both Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast of Stuart and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz of Parkland tweeted they would be looking over it in the coming days. But Luna declared on Twitter she’s seen enough.

She complained the deal allows the debt to increase, which critics say amounts to a $4 trillion increase on the current $31 trillion debt, leaves the subsidies from the Inflation Reduction Act in place, and does not include a government accountability act Republicans want, according to a Sunday afternoon tweet.

The freshman Representative who won Democratic former U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s seat in Congress immediately aligned herself with the more conservative faction in the House when she became part of the group of 21 Republicans who voted against McCarthy’s speakership on Day 2 of the voting. Luna held out against it until the 12th round of voting.

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


  • Earl Pitts American

    May 29, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Leave her alone dook 4 brains leftists,
    She’s just doing the job her constituancy of non-dook 4 brains voters elected her to do.
    Thank you dook 4 brains leftists.
    Earl Pitts “Dook 4 Brains Leftist Trainer” American

    • Elliott Offen

      May 29, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      Get out of here you silly smack off, crack off, jack off, and whack off. You will end up like the Rubio canvasser.

    • r

      May 30, 2023 at 10:23 pm

      If she’s doing the job of her St Petersburg constituents, then St Petersburg is controlled by far right extremists and should be boycotted. St Petersburg is filled with ultra far right extremists.

  • Christopher A Lee

    May 29, 2023 at 11:29 am

    They sure as heck didn’t elect her to cause the US to default on credit. Where were you all when DJT lost trillions by giving billionaires tax breaks they didn’t deserve? Wanna make the US default on its dept? What do you think will happen if it does? Eff around and find out, silly magat.

  • A Random Guest

    May 29, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Anna Paulina Luna Tic is just another MAGAT parasite, sucking the lifeblood out of the government while waiting to crash the world economy.

    All to “own the libs.”

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 29, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    Irrelevant dook 4 brains leftist comentary all us normal folks shall IGNORE.

    • Elliott Offen

      May 29, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      You are not normal. Schizophrenia and intellectual devastation is obvious. You need universal healthcare for lengthy treatments.

  • A Random Guest

    May 29, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Dook4brains MAGATS like Septic Earl “Sludge” Pitts love themselves a heaping helping of GQP Luna Tics.

  • Bob

    May 30, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    I am her constituent and she is NOT voting my position. She is becoming too radical for me and I’ll be looking for a Republican alternative to her next time around.

  • r

    May 30, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    She ran as an extremist and has gotten even more extreme. Apparently that’s what the majority of the voters in St Petersburg want.

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