Kinzinger Speaks Out on Disapproval of the President's $1.2 Trillion Debt Increase
January 18, 2012
This debt ceiling increase is a symptom of overspending that has consumed Washington for far too long. President Obama's request for a $1.2 trillion increase in the debt limit points to the serious fiscal challenges we have found ourselves in due to decades of irresponsible and reckless spending.
For decades, Members of Congress continue to serve voted to simply raise the debt ceiling - without ever offering a plan to stop the bleeding. It wasn't until the new House majority arrived that my freshman class turned the focus of the conversation to cutting spending. We demanded that Washington stop doing business as usual and include spending cuts greater than the amount raised.