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Jaime Herrera Beutler Opposes Unconditional Debt Limit Increase

Cuts, Breaking D.C. Overspending Habit Must be Prerequisites

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Washington, May 31, 2011 | comments
Today Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted against raising the U.S. debt limit without any structural spending changes or cuts. She released the following statement after her vote:
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Today Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted against raising the U.S. debt limit without any structural spending changes or cuts.  She released the following statement after her vote:

“For decades, politicians from both parties have been on a spending spree.  I was elected to end the spending spree and grow jobs.  At present, the U.S. is borrowing $58,000 per second to pay for its spending, and raising the debt ceiling would do nothing to prevent this destructive behavior that’s costing our region jobs and harming economic recovery.  

“Our federal government has acted like an irresponsible teenager for too long. Our teenager has maxed out the family’s credit card. Now, the bill has come due.  I believe cutting up the credit card is the only way to achieve a positive outcome for the folks of Southwest Washington.”  
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