"The big spenders in Washington, especially under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, have been piling on new debt at breakneck speeds. Today, their efforts have brought us to a somber moment for America's future generations. Our national debt not only has passed $15 trillion dollars, but also now matches our Gross Domestic Product for one year.
"I hope that Congress and the President will see this for what it is: a wakeup call for Washington. We absolutely must turn back from the outrageous spending before it permanently destroys this country."