Oct. 29, 2015, Fairfax,Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued thefollowing statement praising anoped by U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) published in the Washington Examinerthat blasts legislation that just passed the House that suspends the debtceiling until March 2017:
"Ken Buck makes theright point about John Boehner and Barack Obama's bad debt deal. It denied thenation an opportunity to have a real discussion about our financial crisis thatfinds us $19 trillion in debt and teetering on the edge of no return. The debt ceilingsuspension until March 2017 could have been used to extract concessions fromthe Obama administration on entitlement reforms or budget cuts. Instead itincreases spending by $80 billion over the next two years, breakingsequestration's budget caps, raids Social Security to bail out the disabilitytrust fund, and leavesmost Republicans in the House once again voting in opposition to a plan putforth by Republican leaders, all the while drawing unanimous Democrat support.
"Ken Buck is right.It's time to get serious about the debt and our budget woes. It's just that theBoehner-Obama debt deal does not get us there."
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