Reps. Roskam, Hultgren on National Debt Reaching $15 Trillion

-By Warner Todd Huston

Congressmen Peter Roskam (R, 6th District) and Randy Hultgren (R, 14th District) issued statements on the shame of our nation’s national debt reaching $15 trillion.

Rep. Roskam (, also the Chief Deputy Whip of the House, issued the following:

“This is a sad day for our country and the latest wake-up call to Washington that it’s time to change the way business is done. Now more than ever we need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to cut up Washington’s credit card – an opportunity the House will have later this week. If we don’t manage our debt now, our debt will forever manage us.

“America had an irresponsible amount of debt before 2009, yet President Obama’s policies have made things unmistakably worse. Since his inauguration the national debt has skyrocketed: $4.4 trillion added in under three years, a 41% increase. That level of fiscal irresponsibility not only hurts job growth in this economy, it also threatens future generations’ wellbeing. I urge President Obama and many congressional Democrats to reconsider their opposition to the bipartisan Balanced Budget Amendment – a proven tool that would stop Washington’s spending problem.”

Rep. Randy Hultgren ( also had a comment for public release.

“Today marks a sobering day in America, as our nation’s debt has reached an unprecedented $15 trillion,” said Hultgren. “This spending-driven debt crisis poses a grave threat to our country’s economic recovery, our national security and sovereignty, and the standard of living for future generations. Either we stop spending money we don’t have or we condemn our children and grandchildren to a bankrupt future they don’t deserve.

“This is why, tomorrow, I look forward to supporting a bold spending reform: a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Spending pledges, caps, and commitments are always temporary because we have no way to hold future Congresses accountable. That’s why we need the permanent solution that a Balanced Budget Amendment will provide.

“As Ronald Reagan said in 1982, ‘Only a constitutional amendment will do the job. We’ve tried the carrot, and it failed. With the stick of a Balanced Budget Amendment, we can stop government squandering, overtaxing ways, and save our economy.'”

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.
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