Manzullo Against Debt Limit Hike

The following press release from Congressman Don Manzullo on the debt ceiling vote is the first from the four Members of Congress (Joe Walsh, Randy Hultgren, Peter Roskam and Manzullo) with an interest in McHenry County, present or future:

Manzullo to Oppose Debt Limit Increase

Don Manzullo

[WASHINGTON] – Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) will oppose the President’s latest request for a $1.2 trillion increase in the national debt limit when it comes up for a vote in the House next week.

Manzullo, who wrote to Speaker John Boehner last month urging him to call Congress back into session if necessary to vote down the request, said it is time for the President and Congress to make the tough choices and get serious about cutting spending instead of continuing to borrow money and put America deeper and deeper in debt. The federal government currently borrows 42 cents on each dollar it spends, and the national debt recently surpassed $15 trillion.

Manzullo, who also opposed the President’s request for a $500 billion debt limit increase last September, said he was disappointed in the “super committee’s” failure to agree on significant spending cuts last November. Since he was first elected to office, Manzullo has voted nine times against increasing the debt limit.

“Enough is enough. In these difficult times, Americans have had to tighten their belts and learn to do more with less. Washington has to learn to do the same,” Manzullo said.


Manzullo Against Debt Limit Hike — 2 Comments

  1. Maybe Boehner and Cantor shouldn’t have taken their VERY expensive vacations on the taxpayer dollars at this point in time if they’re so worried about government waste.

    What would you guess those vacations cost?

    $100,000 each?

    Tell them to use teleconferencing if they claim it’s business.

    That’s what the rest of us do.

    The average american does NOT take vacations when they have no money.

  2. Increasing the debt limit is just the way of covering monies that have ALREADY BEEN SPENT. A vote against raising the ceiling is a vote to send the US Government into default.

    If Manzullo and others are truly interested in getting the government to spend less money, they need to attack it much earlier in the process. This is akin to buying things with your credit card and then refusing to pay the credit card bill – it makes no sense.

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