When the debt ceiling debate began not long ago, the Obama Administration was demanding a “clean” debt vote. On Tuesday, even 82 House Democrats said “no way” to this irresponsible position! This is a rebuke of President Obama’s initial call to action concerning the debt and it highlights how out-of-touch he is with everyday Americans.
But 97 of the 192-member House Democrat caucus voted to continue the failing status quo by voting in favor of increasing the debt limit by another $2.4 trillion to an unimaginable $16.7 trillion. These 97 Democrats bucked the will of the American people by saying they will continue the out-of-control spending and business-as-usual that will cripple America for generations to come.
Thankfully the vote to raise the debt ceiling failed 318 – 97 and a line has been drawn in the sand; the debt limit will not be increased unless it is accompanied by substantial spending cuts and reforms.
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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen has said, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” The time has come to have a serious debate on how to cut our dangerously high $14 trillion national debt. President Obama, America (and almost half of your own party in the House) wants to get our country’s books in order. Are you ready to join us?
Here are the 97 House Democrats who voted to put us $2.4 trillion more in debt:
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Sánchez, Linda T.