LLPH thanks Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC 3) for his consistency in opposing all debt ceiling increases and for voting against raising this one. We agree with him that spending cuts MUST be made before any increase happens again.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House approved H.R. 325 – a bill that would raise the federal debt limit for the 10th time since 2004. Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the measure, which would allow the federal government to continue its addiction to wasteful deficit spending funded with borrowed money from foreign countries.
“I’m proud to be the only member of Congress to vote against every increase in the debt limit over the past 9 years,” said Congressman Jones. “This nation cannot keep kicking the can down the road. We’ve got to stop borrowing money from China and wasting it on foreign aid, bailouts and other unnecessary items. The legislation passed today allows the government to continue its reckless spending and pushes us further down the path of fiscal chaos. I simply cannot stand for that. We must cut wasteful spending now.”
We need fiscal sanity. It seems that RINOs, liberals, and most people in Washington D.C. always tell us to raise the debt ceiling and we’ll get to spending cuts later. The truth is that we raise the debt ceiling and NEVER get to raising the debt ceiling. From now on, LLPH will oppose any and all debt ceiling increases that does not include spending cuts.
Here is the link to Rep. Jones’ press release: http://jones.house.gov/press-release/jones-votes-against-raising-debt-limit
Here is the link to the roll call vote: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h30