U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham today released the following statement in response to President Obama's plan to raise the debt limit:
"Mr. President, I will not support increasing the debt limit until we address why we're in debt.
"I will never vote to raise the debt ceiling unless we produce real structural reforms to save Medicare and Social Security from bankruptcy and prevent our country from becoming Greece. It is now time for you to demonstrate leadership and embrace big ideas in a bipartisan way.
"America is on an unsustainable path. To continue borrowing money without addressing our entitlement problems is irresponsible."