e-Update: Reckless Spending Must Stop


2013-01-31 20:13:54
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm> Senator Johanns e-Update January 31, 2013 Today, the U.S. Senate voted to increase the nation's debt limit. I voted against this measure <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dPressReleases%26amp%3bContentRec ord_id%3dff70ebdc-ba7b-4d2d-b8cb-4b93ff079341> because it does not address the problem of out-of-control spending. Raising the debt ceiling under any circumstance is not ideal, but passing an increase with no spending restraints simply ignores the problem. Our debt is over $16 trillion and is projected to surpass $20 trillion within the next 10 years. By continuing down this reckless path of spending, we are saddling our children and grandchildren with a huge debt that will have devastating consequences for their futures. This is unfair. Making the tough choices to reduce our spending is the only responsible path forward. Current law already requires the Senate Majority Leader to pass a budget, something he has ignored. I have little faith that today's vote will change this. It's time to display the courage and will to address runaway spending, while also paying our debts. I supported an amendment that would have generated dollar for dollar spending cuts to balance the debt limit increase, but the Senate rejected this responsible approach. I will continue to work with my colleagues to reduce our spending and solve the real problem facing our country. Click <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fj ohanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dEmailSenatorJohanns> here <johanns.senate.gov/public/ to leave your remarks for Senator Johanns. Stay in touch with Senator Johanns on <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.facebook.com%2fMikeJohanns> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790&redirect=https%3a%2f%2f twitter.com%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorMikeJohanns%3ffeature%3dmhee> To unsubscribe, email xxx ate. gov . <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_johanns-iq/ iqtrk.gif?crop=18298.61253478.12172734.14749790>


Senator Johanns e-Update
January 31, 2013

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to increase the nation’s debt limit. I voted against this measure because it does not address the problem of out-of-control spending. Raising the debt ceiling under any circumstance is not ideal, but passing an increase with no spending restraints simply ignores the problem.

Our debt is over $16 trillion and is projected to surpass $20 trillion within the next 10 years. By continuing down this reckless path of spending, we are saddling our children and grandchildren with a huge debt that will have devastating consequences for their futures. This is unfair. Making the tough choices to reduce our spending is the only responsible path forward.

Current law already requires the Senate Majority Leader to pass a budget, something he has ignored. I have little faith that today’s vote will change this. It’s time to display the courage and will to address runaway spending, while also paying our debts. I supported an amendment that would have generated dollar for dollar spending cuts to balance the debt limit increase, but the Senate rejected this responsible approach. I will continue to work with my colleagues to reduce our spending and solve the real problem facing our country.

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