|For Immediate Release Contact: Press Office January 15, 2013 (202) 479-7070
Obama Wants A Credit Card To Raise The Debt Ceiling; Will Sean Patrick Maloney Give It To Him?
It’s Time For Maloney To Tell President Obama That We Need To Cut Spending
WASHINGTON – At yesterday’s press conference, President Obama insisted that Congress blindly raise the debt ceiling without any corresponding spending cuts.
Obama is hoping that his Washington allies like Sean Patrick Maloney will continue to rubberstamp his failed policies that are bankrupting the country.
“Sean Patrick Maloney has backed President Obama on his irresponsible policies that created this fiscal mess,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Now will he also give the president a platinum credit card so he can raise the debt ceiling without cutting any spending?”
Maloney and his Washington allies in the House need to stand up to President Obama and tell him that our country has a spending problem. Tell them to sign our petition at www.nrcc.org/spending.
Yesterday, President Obama Refused To Negotiate On Raising The Nation’s Debt Ceiling. “Chuck, what I’m saying to you is that there is no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than Congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. Because this is about paying your bills. Everybody here understands this. I mean, this is not a complicated concept.” (President Barack Obama, Press Conference, 1/14/13)
In A Meeting With Speaker John Boehner, President Obama Said Our Country Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem. “‘At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’” (Stephen Moore, The Education Of John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal, 1/6/13)