"Mr. Speaker, For the last two and a half years, President Obama and his allies in Congress here have been on a spending spree which has led to annual deficits of $1.4 trillion and a national debt that now exceeds $14 trillion. The Republicans have drawn a line in the sand and said -- enough.
"We've changed the culture here in Washington from how much more are we going to spend, to how much are we going to cut. We've passed a responsibly budget which focuses on getting economic growth going and on new jobs. A budget that would put us on the path to prosperity and also to fiscal sanity. And today's anemic jobs report with unemployment rising again, now to 9.2 percent, shows that we have so much more to do and the idea of job killing tax increases is absolutely a non-starter.
"I'm proud that our Republican negotiators that have been in negotiations with the President and Democratic leadership are standing strong over an increasing of the debt limit with a strong focus on jobs. And I hope that the President and the Democrats will finally join us in getting our fiscal house in order. And for the sake of the American people, Mr. Speaker, let's get the job done."