Marino: The House Listened to the Voice of the People

Statement

By:  Tom Marino
Date: June 1, 2011
Location: Unknown

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, PA-10, voted against a measure that would raise the debt limit without spending cuts. The final tally was 318-97 against the measure.

Rep. Marino issued this statement following his vote:

"I am very pleased that the House of Representatives listened to the voice of the people today.
"The taxpayers are the true bankers of this country. And the bankers denied this absurd request to raise the nation's debt limit without making deep spending cuts. They said 'no' to more loans to a poor-risk President and Democratic leadership that recklessly spends more than it takes in.
"It is difficult to imagine that anyone would even consider raising the debt ceiling at a time of record national debt and national deficit, and a high unemployment rate. The focal point in Washington for the last five months has been the critical condition of our economy and the concerns of struggling Americans. Individuals who have exorbitant debt and carelessly spend much more than they take in cannot get a loan from a responsible lender.
"Today, by saying no to this administration, we acted on behalf of the responsible lender -- the taxpayers -- and denied this request.
"As I travel throughout my district, the feedback is the same. People are hurting. They are counting on us to make tough decisions and to put an end to the fiscal recklessness that has been the status quo in Washington for decades.
"They want jobs and the only way that we are going to create jobs is to cut spending, downsize the federal government and keep taxes low."