U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) voted against H.R. 2775 which would increase the debt limit with no changes to spending. There is no monetary cap on the debt limit under this bill. The only cap on the debt limit would be February 7, 2014. His statement follows:
"Our country is on an unsustainable spending path. This bill does nothing to create a long-term plan that would address the drivers of our enormous debt. If we were to divide up the debt per person, each person would owe about $53,000. Until we put into place a systemic plan to lower our debt, we shouldn't raise our debt ceiling.
"When are we going to say enough is enough and address our unsustainable spending? We can't continue to ignore this runaway spending train."