Saturday, July 30, 2011

Carnahan Statement On Debt Ceiling Vote

Statement from Congressman Carnahan on Republicans engineering a preemptive vote on Harry Reid's proposal:
“The Bipartisan Budget Control Act prevents a first-ever default on obligations that have already been incurred and establishes a long-term deficit reduction plan that puts our country on the path to long-term solvency by offering double the long-term budget savings of the Republican plan. And it does so without making cuts to essential programs Missourians depend on such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

“I’ve heard from thousands of Missourians urging me to fight for these priorities, and that’s exactly what I will continue to do. By shooting down the only serious compromise bill left during sensitive negotiations, Republicans are irresponsibly cutting off our only avenue to avoid default and edging us toward the precipice.”

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