Kuster at filing: “Congress is bickering over the debt limits – they’re off on arguing about things that aren’t even issues of the day.”
Concord, NH – After filing to run for New Hampshire’s 2nd District seat in Congress on Thursday, June 7, 2012, Democrat Annie Kuster stated that debate over America’s debt limit is not an important issue of the day.
"Our economy continues to suffer from the out-of-control spending and failed ‘stimulus’ bills of the Administration and Washington Democrats. If debt limits are not an ‘issue of the day,’ Annie Kuster must believe it’s okay to leave our children even more than $15.7 trillion in debt and that Senate Democrats are justified in not producing a budget for over three years. New Hampshire families cannot afford Kuster's willingness to walk in lock step with Washington Democrats that want to raise taxes so they can spend even more money,” said Bass Campaign Manager Brad Blais.
Blais continued, “Charlie Bass knows we cannot ignore our nation's debt and that we will never tax our way out of it. Charlie has proven he can work in a bipartisan manner and supports reducing the deficit by restraining government spending and generating new revenue through reform of our tax code that will lower rates by eliminating loopholes and deductions and ensure everyone pays their fair share."
Numbers That Should be “Issues of the Day” to Annie Kuster
$15.7 Trillion: Current National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 6/7/12)
$5.10 Trillion: Added to The National Debt Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 6/7/12)
$1.18 Trillion: Total Cost of Obama's First Stimulus with Interest. (CBO, 1/31/12, CBO, 1/27/09)
$831 Billion: Price Tag of Obama's First Failed Stimulus. (CBO, 1/31/12)
$447 Billion: Price Tag of Obama's Second Stimulus. (The White House, 9/8/11)
$575 Billion: Amount of Medicare Cuts in President’s Health Care law. (CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, 4/22/10)