NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter to Party Bosses: Bring on the Debt

Shea-Porter Backs Debt Ceiling Hike as Democrats Continue to Spend Too Much, Tax Too Much, and Borrow Too Much

Washington- Carol Shea-Porter did everything she could to enable her party’s reckless spending addiction today when she voted to increase the country’s debt limit by about $300 billion, allowing Democrats to pile a new round of wasteful spending onto the backs of American taxpayers.

 “‘In a world of alternatives, that's the one we have,’ said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledging that the need to revisit so many controversial items early next year will be a huge headache for Democrats, who control Congress.”


“Particularly troublesome is must-pass legislation to make sure the government doesn't default on its obligations when it hits its $12.1 trillion limit on borrowing in the coming days. The bill would boost the ceiling by $290 billion, giving the Treasury another six weeks of borrowing power before Congress will have to act again.” (Andrew Taylor, “House Passes Defense Bill, Rushes Toward Recess,” Associated Press, 12/16/09)

The debt limit hike comes as Democrats attempt to push another ‘stimulus’ spending spree and force their bloated government healthcare takeover through Congress.

 “Lawmakers, with one eye on the door, plan to conclude the day with a vote on a $174 billion jobs bill combining help for state and local governments with spending on infrastructure and extended benefits for the jobless. Half of that comes from diverting money from the Wall Street bailout fund.” (Taylor, 12/16/09)

 “Carol Shea-Porter fits right in with a Democrat-led Congress that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Americans have had enough of the Democrats’ runaway spending spree, but Shea-Porter just voted to give her party leaders a $300 billion blank check signed by the taxpayers. Shea-Porter should drop her party’s reckless agenda before she spends herself out of office.”

After giving her party the green light for more spending on the backs of New Hampshire taxpayers, will Carol Shea-Porter ever get the message that enough is enough?