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Another Presidential Punt


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ben Quayle released the following statement Thursday regarding President Obama's request for yet another $1.2 trillion increase to the debt ceiling:

"The President's decision to seek yet another $1.2 trillion increase to the debt limit reinforces the unfortunate trend of raising the debt ceiling while taking no action to rein in spending.

"Because of President Obama's lack of leadership, our national debt has surpassed the size of the American economy. House Republicans have passed numerous bills that will start to get our spending under control only to be blocked by the Democrat controlled Senate and the President. It's time for the President and Senate Democrats to join Republicans in Congress in making substantive spending cuts and meaningful reforms to our entitlement programs."

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