NRCC - Shea-Porter Says Bring on the Debt: Rewards Pelosi with Credit Line Extension

New Hampshire Democrat Votes for $2 Trillion in New Debt, Continues to Embrace Job-Killing Agenda That Spends Too Much, Taxes Too Much, and Borrows Too Much

Washington- Democrat Carol Shea-Porter turned her back on New Hampshire families again today when she approved a measure to increase the country’s debt ceiling by nearly $2 trillion, allowing her party to continue passing off the tab for their runaway spending:

“Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are counting on new budget deficit curbs to help smooth the way for a bill allowing the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper into debt over the next year -- or about $6,000 more for every U.S. resident.

“The debt measure set for a House vote Thursday would raise the cap on federal borrowing to $14.3 trillion.” (“House Faces Tough Vote on $1.9T More Debt,” Associated Press, 2/4/10)

Unfortunately, there’s no end in sight for the taxpayers who are stuck with the bill for Shea-Porter's spending bonanza, as Democrats continue to rack up the debt:

“A 1.9 trillion-mile trip is about the same as 8 million trips to the moon.

“Unfortunately, the $1.9 trillion in new borrowing authority Congress is giving President Barack Obama won't take people quite that far. The additional $1.9 trillion raises the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, but that limit may have to be increased again after the November election.” (“How Big Is $1.9 Trillion? Very,” Associated Press, 2/4/10)

“With Democrats sinking the country deep into the red, Carol Shea-Porter's vote to bring on more debt is simply reckless,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Shea-Porter and her party leaders have embraced a job-killing agenda that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. Instead of backing away from her party’s runaway spending spree, Shea-Porter just handed them a credit card with a $1.9 trillion line of credit.”

After giving her party the green light to pile another $1.9 trillion on the backs of New Hampshire families, will she ever get the message that enough is enough?