In a Monday news conference President Barack Obama said it’s time to raise the debt ceiling warning “Social Security benefits and veterans' checks will be delayed” if it doesn’t happen quickly.
Obama lay the problem at the door of Congress “if they want to keep this responsibility then they need to go ahead and get it done” he began. “There are no magic tricks here there are no loopholes, there are no easy outs” he went on.
Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin was quick to respond “to hear the President deny any responsibility in our increased debt and a potential default on our nation’s obligations is stunning.”
Mullin continued “under his watch our national debt has increased by six trillion dollars, now it seems as if the President wants Congress to issue him a blank check for even more spending.”
Mullin pointed out that the President seems to be speaking out of both sides of his mouth. “Today he called any talk of not raising the debt ceiling absurd. In fact in 2006, as a United States Senator, Barack Obama himself refused to vote for an increase in the debt ceiling calling the need to do so a sign of failed leadership”.
Mullin pointed out the load we all bear today is already heavy and getting worse. “Under his leadership, a child who is born today has a share of the national debt of $56,319. We can’t afford to put one more dollar onto the backs of future generations.”
Mullin wants action and he wants it now. “We can’t wait another day to change our course. We cannot be content with seems intent on taxing and regulating our local businesses as a means of feeding the Government’s spending addiction. We must reign in the excesses and move into a more sustainable way of living.”
Mullin finished with a hope “In the coming days there will be many chances for the President to work in a bipartisan manner to address the enormous fiscal issues confronting the country. I hope he will use this opportunity well for the good of the country.”