House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement as the House of Representatives considered legislation to raise the debt ceiling without any spending cuts or budget reforms. The Obama Administration along with over 100 Democrats have called for a vote on such a debt ceiling increase.
"President Obama and Democrats in Washington have said time and again that they want to see an increase in the nation's debt ceiling, no strings attached," said Chairman Price. "Democrats seem to think that getting our fiscal house in order ought to be someone else's problem for another time. That is the same attitude that got us into this mess, and it is unacceptable to the American people. Congress cannot continue sticking its head in the sand when it comes to this looming debt crisis. We need to take action today. Republicans have offered proposals to bring spending under control and end the days of trillion dollar deficits. Any consideration to raise the debt limit must begin with addressing the spending and broken policies that are causing our deficits. The positive solutions Republicans have brought to the table would lift the crushing burden of debt that stands in the way of economic growth and job creation. The American people are demanding solutions; Republicans are with the American people."