Bachmann Responds to President Obama's Remarks on the Debt Limit Crisis

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July 29, 2011

Bachmann: "The President has asked the American people to call their members of Congress, he should be the one on the phone making a deal."

Washington D.C. - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has issued the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks on the debt limit crisis:

"Mr. President, 'Show me the plan!' The President still has no plan to solve the economic crisis we are in. He continues to scare seniors and veterans by threatening their benefits. His definition of compromise is to have everyone agree with him that we should raise the debt limit, increase spending and increase taxes, but he is unwilling to provide the leadership to reach any agreement. The President asked the American people to call their members of Congress, he should be the one on the phone calling them to make a deal.

"The President’s statement that 'raising the debt ceiling gives us the ability to pay the bills congress has already racked up' is patently false. It was the President’s failed stimulus program, his bailout of banks and the auto industry, and the massive spending coming in his unconstitutional health care plan that has lead to an over 35 percent increase in our debt during the time he has been President. The President isn’t fooling anyone. He wants this increase so he can continue to waste taxpayer dollars on his failed economic policies. Today’s anemic GDP growth numbers are a stark reminder that this his policies have failed. Someone has to say stop. Someone has to say no to all of the massive spending and debt this President continues to give us. I will.”

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