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U.S. Senate Candidate Jamie Radtke’s Statement Regarding the Proposed Debt Ceiling “Compromise”

The following is a statement by Republican United States Senate candidate Jamie Radtke, regarding today’s announced compromise legislation to raise the federal debt limit without significant reductions in spending:


I am both angered and dismayed by the total lack of leadership and courage this deal represents.


Last week I warned that our biggest mistake would be falling for what I called the Debt Deal Sugar Rush. As I feared, our leaders could not resist, and they struck a deal that provides a temporary and deceptive feeling of relief.


I am deeply disappointed. Even though the credit rating agencies have told us that anything less than $4 trillion in cuts would be walking the plank to our own demise, we have willingly chosen to walk right off the plank by proposing only $2.1 trillion in cuts — most of which are back-loaded over ten years and don’t even start until 2014.


In the same breath, Washington politicians are proposing adding between $7-10 trillion dollars in additional debt over the next 10 years! Absurdly, the U.S. Government has become its own worst enemy by purposefully proposing a plan that will most assuredly cost us our AAA credit rating and, consequently, impose severe economic pain on all Americans.


We must continue to stand up to Washington and demand a plan that provides for the necessary $4 trillion in spending cuts and also puts in place long-term structural restraints, like the balanced budget amendment, to put America back on strong financial footing.


You can’t vote for a solution that doesn’t solve the problem, especially when it will result in making things worse for Americans. Period.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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