News release from Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-3rd, R):
Stutzman: “It’s Time to Get Serious About the $3 Billion We Borrow Every Day”
Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2013) – On the day before President Obama’s sequester will take effect, U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman spoke on the House floor about the President’s failure to lead.
“Mr. Speaker, President Obama’s sequester will take effect tomorrow. Because of the President’s irresponsibility, failing to cut just pennies of waste for every dollar Washington spends, the men and women of the 122nd Air National Guard in my district face furloughs.
“Across the globe, our national security will pay the price for Washington’s failures. How did this happen?
“It seems that during his Chicago-style campaigning, President Obama forgot that his primary responsibility is to serve as Commander-in-Chief.
“Today, instead of working to replace these security cuts with cuts to waste, President Obama and Harry Reid are trying to pass a tax hike in the Senateâ€”a tax hike that the non-partisan CBO says will increase our deficit for the next two years. It seems that instead of solving the problem, President Obama and his allies are only making it worse.
“Mr. Speaker, it’s time to get serious about the $3 billion we borrow every day and cut spending in a responsible way that saves the American dream and keeps our national security strong.”