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Budget Control Act of 2011

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. LEWIS of California. Mr. Speaker, if it were not for the remarks of my colleague from California as well as his colleague from the Rules Committee, I wouldn't be making these remarks. I will begin with a quote:

``The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that `the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.''--Senator Barack H. Obama, March, 2006.

By 2009, Senator Obama had become President Obama. In the 2 years since he became President, Federal spending has increased by over $500 billion a year. In the past 2 years, he has added nearly $4 trillion to our national debt. Now President Obama is in favor of increasing the national debt limit. When, oh when, will the real Barack Obama stand up?


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