Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement today reacting to President Obama's news conference on the debt ceiling negotiations with Republican and Democrat Congressional leadership throughout the week. This news conference offered little more than a photo opportunity for President Obama to merely show that he is somewhat interested in solving our nation's financial problems.
"Once again we see our Campaigner-in-Chief take the podium today with NO real solutions to solve this debt ceiling crisis. He would rather to vilify job creators instead of embracing them. Instead of taking responsibility for our debt surging 35% during his term, President Obama chose to blame Republicans for our nation's financial problems and then has the nerve to cite erroneous polls that say Americans are in favor of tax increases when that could not be farther from the truth. This further proves that President Obama is a complete failure when it comes to leading on this important issue," said Congressman Fleming.
Congressman Fleming added, "Republicans have put forth real solutions like CUT, CAP, and BALANCE -- a balanced budget amendment along with budget cuts and spending caps that will take us further towards fiscal sanity. This will ensure that future generations of Americans are not riddled with debt. Mr. President, stop insulting the American people with your misguided solutions to these problems that will have little or no effect."