Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) issued the following statement today opposing Senator Reid's proposal to increase the debt limit and hand President Barack Obama a blank check.
"We are here today to send a message to Senator Reid and the President -- enough is enough. No more budget tricks. No more accounting gimmicks. No more empty promises.
"Senator Reid's plan simply kicks the can down the road while providing President Obama with a blank check so that he can continue his spending spree on the backs of the taxpayers. The American people deserve better.
"It's time for Democrats to get serious about addressing the root of this crisis -- TOO MUCH spending. We need cuts. We need caps. And we need a Balanced Budget Amendment. The House has passed two bills that provide these solutions. The Senate and President need to get on board."