December 10, 2009

DC Democrats Raising National Debt Ceiling

According to the Politico, a DC-based newspaper, Democrats in Congress are planning to raise the national debt ceiling “by as much as $1.8 trillion before New Year’s rather than have to face the issue again prior to the 2010 elections.” That number is nearly double what Congressional leaders predicted last year.

It’s a sad statement about the priorities of big spending, big taxing Washington liberals when they are arguing about when the best time of year is to saddle future generations of Americans with over a trillion dollars in new debt. Those of us with common sense, and I think we have plenty of common sense in Oklahoma, know that there is never a good time to add to our debt and recklessly grow the size of government.

By now it is pretty clear that we cannot rely on the leadership in Washington to act responsibly or to be good custodians of our tax dollars. That’s why it’s more important than ever for Oklahoma to get its own fiscal house in order, to balance our budget, make tough choices and teach the rest of this nation a lesson: smart, conservative, fiscally sound policies work best. As a state representative, your lieutenant governor and later as a Congresswoman, those are the principles I have always stood for. As your next governor, that’s what you can expect from my administration.