Target Dems to Party Bosses: Bring on the Debt

December 16, 2009

FYI, a version of the release below went out to the following districts: Jason Altmire (PA-04); Michael Arcuri (NY-24); Melissa Bean (IL-08); Marion Berry (AR-01); Sanford Bishop (GA-02); Tim Bishop (NY-01); Leonard Boswell (IA-03); Rick Boucher (VA-09); Allen Boyd (FL-02); Bruce Braley (IA-01); Dennis Cardoza (CA-18); Gerry Connolly (VA-11); Jim Costa (CA-20); Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03); Lincoln Davis (TN-04); Chet Edwards (TX-17); John Hall (NY-19); Martin Heinrich (NM-01); Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL); Baron Hill (IN-09); Jim Himes (CT-04); Tim Holden (PA-17); Steve Kagen (WI-08); Paul Kanjorski (PA-11); Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15); Ron Klein (FL-22); Rick Larsen (WA-02); Dave Loebsack (IA-02); Jim Marshall (GA-08); Jim Matheson (UT-02); Michael McMahon (NY-13); Michael Michaud (ME-02); Alan Mollohan (WV-01); David Obey (WI-07); Ed Perlmutter (CO-07); Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL); Nick Rahall (WV-03); Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23); John Salazar (CO-03); Loretta Sanchez (CA-47); Kurt Schrader (OR-05); Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01); Heath Shuler (NC-11); Ike Skelton (MO-04); Vic Snyder (AR-02); John Spratt (SC-05); Tim Walz (MN-01); Charlie Wilson (OH-06); David Wu (OR-01); and John Yarmuth (KY-03).

Baron Hill to Party Bosses: Bring on the Debt

Hill Backs Debt Ceiling Hike as Democrats Continue to Spend Too Much, Tax Too Much, and Borrow Too Much


Washington- Baron Hill did everything he could to enable his party’s reckless spending addiction today when he voted to increase the country’s debt limit by about $300 billion, allowing Democrats to pile a new round of wasteful spending onto the backs of American taxpayers.


“‘In a world of alternatives, that’s the one we have,’ said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledging that the need to revisit so many controversial items early next year will be a huge headache for Democrats, who control Congress.”


“Particularly troublesome is must-pass legislation to make sure the government doesn’t default on its obligations when it hits its $12.1 trillion limit on borrowing in the coming days. The bill would boost the ceiling by $290 billion, giving the Treasury another six weeks of borrowing power before Congress will have to act again.” (Andrew Taylor, “House Passes Defense Bill, Rushes Toward Recess,” Associated Press, 12/16/09)


The debt limit hike comes as Democrats attempt to push another ‘stimulus’ spending spree and force their bloated government healthcare takeover through Congress.


“Lawmakers, with one eye on the door, plan to conclude the day with a vote on a $174 billion jobs bill combining help for state and local governments with spending on infrastructure and extended benefits for the jobless. Half of that comes from diverting money from the Wall Street bailout fund.” (Taylor, 12/16/09)


“Baron Hill fits right in with a Democrat-led Congress that spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Americans have had enough of the Democrats’ runaway spending spree, but Hill just voted to give his party leaders a $300 billion blank check signed by the taxpayers. Hill should drop his party’s reckless agenda before he spends himself out of office.”


After giving his party the green light for more spending on the backs of Indiana taxpayers, will Baron Hill ever get the message that enough is enough?