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  • Unsustainable Debt Under President Obama

    by Representative Joe Wilson

    Posted on 2015-02-12

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    WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, in July 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama said that President Bush adding to the national debt was ``irresponsible'' and ``unpatriotic.'' In February 2009, President Obama warned congressional leaders that the rate of government spending was unsustainable and pledged to cut the deficit.

    Clearly, his words did not translate into actions. The deficit has tripled since President Obama took office. Now, the President's recent budget last week provides for $8.5 trillion in new debt and does not ever balance. Republicans, led by Chairman Paul Ryan, will produce a positive budget which balances.

    The current rate of government spending is putting America's youth at risk with skyrocketing interest payments. I will keep working to promote policies that reduce our debt, cut wasteful spending, and create jobs while maintaining vital defense funding to promote peace.

    In conclusion, God bless our troops, and may the President, by his actions, never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.


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