Debt Ceiling Increase 1: Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA 11) Understands Opportunity!

Representative Phil Gingrey

LLPH applauds Rep. Gingrey for voting against raising the debt ceiling. We agree with him that every opportunity must be taken to cut spending. 

He stated in a press release: 

No budget, no pay…and no cuts

Posted by on January 23, 2013

 

Holding Senate Democrats’ feet to the fire by insisting they pass a budget at the risk of losing their pay is a good idea. However, while it is a step in the right direction, it does not address the root of the problem. I cannot support legislation to increase the debt ceiling that does not address spending, adds to the federal deficit, and fails to limit the amount of money President Obama may borrow. While I’m optimistic that Republicans’ long-term goal of  balancing the budget can be reached, we must take every opportunity in the meantime to drastically reduce runaway government spending.

In the end, we have the same question that he has: Where are the spending cuts? From now on, any increase of the debt ceiling without spending cuts will be seen as a violation of LLPH principles. We encourage Rep. Gingrey to keep fighting for fiscal sanity.

Here’s the link to his press release: http://gingrey.house.gov/blog/?postid=317547

Here’s the link to the roll call vote: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h30

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