Debt Ceiling Increase 1: Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Understands Need for Spending Cuts!

Senator Mark Steven Kirk

LLPH would first like to again welcome Senator Kirk back to the senate after a long recovery period. We applaud his vote against raising the debt ceiling without spending cuts and hopes he will continue fighting for fiscal sanity.

Here is his statement from his press release: 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s debt limit vote:


“Washington, D.C.’s appetite for over-spending has led to unsustainable, excessive borrowing.  In this era of trillion-dollar deficits, giving the President additional borrowing authority without even a dime of spending cuts in exchange is not sound fiscal policy. Continuing down this path will result in higher interest rates and a worsening of the United States’ credit rating in the global economy.  Only a long-term solution to our fiscal problems will give our markets the stability that they need and deserve.”

LLPH thanks Senator Kirk and encourages him to continue voting against any future debt ceiling increases without true spending cuts. We promise to hold him and all other members of congress accountable.

Here is the link to his press release (with a great chart included):

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