Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement in releasing his latest video:
"Like most Arkansans, I oppose a government shutdown and believe it would be bad for Arkansas and waste hard-earned taxpayer money. President Obama refuses to negotiate and Pelosi says there's no waste in Washington. Democrats need to pass a commonsense bill to fund our government, curb Washington's spending addiction and reform critical programs that serve our seniors--like Medicare and Social Security--before they go bankrupt."
Just last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a study concluding "that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades," the Associated Press reported in an article headlined "New study warns of US long-term debt problems."
When CNN asked Nancy Pelosi why Democrats like President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are refusing to work with Republicans and demanding Congress raise the debt ceiling their way -- without fixing the problem -- here was her answer: "The cupboard is bare," she said. "There's no more cuts to make."