Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Johnson: Debt Deal Kicks The Can Down The Road | U.S. Election News

Johnson: Debt Deal Kicks The Can Down The Road | U.S. Election News - Jillian Curtin, Aug. 1, 2011:

"Republican Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson released a statement Monday decrying the debt deal....

“'The sound America is hearing today is the sound of the can being kicked down the road — again. The result of this agreement is that the debt ceiling will be $900 billion higher tomorrow than it is today, and the nation’s actual debt higher at the end of the year than it is now. Only in Washington is such a deal something to be celebrated as an accomplishment....'

"Johnson also made this statement Friday to acknowledge the deal measures put into play by the House....

"'I would have voted against the House-passed debt limit bill; it simply does not cut enough spending. But at least the Republican House came up with something and voted on it. The President and the Senate, on the other hand, have done nothing except hold news conferences and lay blame on everyone from the Tea Party to George W. Bush....

"'The federal budget can be balanced, and it can be balanced now, if only someone in Washington would actually show some courage and commitment to putting our financial house in order.'”

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