Enough With The Denials, Time For Maloney To Come Clean


  For Immediate Release

March 14, 2013

Contact: Press Office

(202) 479-7070

Enough With The Denials, Time For Maloney To Come Clean

Will Sean Patrick Maloney Stand With Pelosi And Obama Or Acknowledge Our Spending And Debt Crisis?

WASHINGTON – These last few months, prominent Democrats have made a series of statements suggesting they don’t understand the grave fiscal challenges facing our country. First, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Tom Harkin all said that our country doesn’t have a spending problem. Then yesterday, President Obama actually denied that our country has a debt crisis.


How can Americans trust Democrats, like Sean Patrick Maloney, to bring fiscal sanity to Washington and jobs to the middle class when they won’t even acknowledge our country’s spending and debt problems? That is why the National Republican Congressional Committee is calling on Sean Patrick Maloney to publicly condemn President Obama’s comments denying American’s debt crisis.


“If Sean Patrick Maloney won’t stand up to President Obama’s comments denying our debt crisis, how can we trust him to stand up for the middle class?” asked NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Maloney needs to make clear—once and for all—that his fellow Democrats who refuse to acknowledge our spending and debt challenges are just plain wrong.”


Yesterday, President Obama Denied That Our Country Has A Debt Crisis. “And, so, we don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next ten years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place.” (“Transcript: President Obama’s Exclusive Interview With George Stephanopoulos,” ABC News, 3/13/13)


Nancy Pelosi Said It Was A “False Argument” To Say We Have Spending Problem. “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday downplayed concerns about federal spending levels, arguing that Republicans’ laserlike focus on budget cuts is misplaced. ‘It isn’t as much a spending problem as it is priorities,’ Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ ‘It is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem.’ she added” (Ben Wolfgang, “Pelosi: Federal Government Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem,” The Washington Times, 2/10/13)


In February, Steny Hoyer Said Our Country Has A “Paying-For Problem.” (YouTube.com, Accessed On 3/13/13)


Iowa Senator Tom Harkin Also Denied Our Country Has A Spending Problem. (Daniel Halper, “Harkin: No Spending Problem, And We’re Not Broke,” The Weekly Standard, 2/14/13)


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)




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