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Roskam "Ask Peter" Video on the Debt Crisis


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam answered letters with concerns about the mounting U.S. debt crisis from two boy scouts, Sean from Mount Prospect and Frank from Itasca.


I'm Congressman Peter Roskam. Welcome back to Ask Peter.

And I recently heard from two boy scouts who were concerned about debt -- that is Sean from Mt. Prospect and Frank from Itasca.

And Sean and Frank you are right to be concerned about this. This is one of the areas where House Republicans are taking on this challenge so that you, a future generation, don't have to deal with this mess.

And here's what happens if we don't deal with the debt problem that's coming: imagine going to school and wearing a hundred-pound weighted vest on yourself all day long, and think about how you would be at the end of the day.

You would be absolutely exhausted.

Well, if we keep this debt burden on the backs of kids, there is no way our economy can grow and can prosper in the same way that we would hope to.

So House Republicans have taken this on, and we've said we are going to make tough choices, but wise choices.

So that ultimately we can have an economy that is flourish and buoyant and you can inherit the same type of economy that we would hope you'd inherit.

I'm Congressman Peter Roskam. I need to hear from you from emails and Twitter and Facebook and online, and send an old fashioned postcard.

Thanks for watching.

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