CAMPBELL: Debt Ceiling Debate Presents Opportunity to Control Debt and Deficit
January 7, 2013
Appearing on "CNN Saturday Morning", Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) calls the fiscal cliff deal the, "popular thing to do, but not the right thing to do." He explains his vote against the combination of tax hikes and new spending in the fiscal cliff "deal" and signals that the upcoming debate on the nation's debt ceiling will be an opportunity for Congress to secure meaningful savings and reduce debt.
"We do not want to [shut down the federal government]. But, I can tell you from the perspective of this Republican, if that's what we have to do in order to get the savings that we need to save this country from the debt crisis that absolutely will come in the future, then this Republican is willing to do that. I'm willing to go over that limit and suffer that consequence, which will be of a time of our choosing and totally controllable by us, then let this situation go on to become a much worse and greater crisis sometime down the road at a time not of our choosing when we have no ability to stop it."
- Rep. Campbell