Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Robert Hurt - #3175 - VIDEO: 'Washington Has a Spending Problem' (2) Text of Video - Robert Hurt

Robert Hurt - Washington Has a Spending Problem - “Washington has a spending problem, plain and simple. Since President Obama took office, the national debt has increased by 3.7 trillion dollars, and now stands at over 14 trillion dollars – higher than any time in American history and nearly equal to the size of our entire economy.“With a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit, we are borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar we spend, leaving each American citizen with more than 46 thousand dollars of debt owed to our creditors. “This reckless government spending has very real and negative consequences for the people of Virginia’s 5th District and all Americans. The economic uncertainty it causes is stifling job creation, and Washington’s continued fiscal mismanagement threatens the very future of our country. “That is why setting budget priorities—and more importantly, passing a budget—is necessary now more than ever. “As we work to get our fiscal house in order to help grow the economy and create jobs, the last thing we need is job-destroying tax hikes on our families and small businesses. With far too many 5th District Virginians and Americans out of work, we should not punish taxpayers for Washington’s fiscal irresponsibility at a time when they can least afford it. “Washington has a spending problem, not a ‘we don’t tax people enough’ problem, and for the sake of our children and grandchildren, we must rectify this debt crisis by making the tough but necessary choices to force Washington to live within its means, so that we can preserve the American dream for future generations.”  AW:  Great video, please watch.  This video has received 21,063 views in just a few days.

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