Republican Leaders Voted for Debt Drivers They Blame on Obama

by Ben Hoffman

House Speaker John Boehner often attacks the spendthrift ways of Washington.

“In Washington, more spending and more debt is business as usual,” the Republican leader from Ohio said in a televised address yesterday amid debate over the U.S. debt. “I’ve got news for Washington – those days are over.”

Yet the speaker, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell all voted for major drivers of the nation’s debt during the past decade: Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts and Medicare prescription drug benefits. They also voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, that rescued financial institutions and the auto industry.

Together, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News, these initiatives added $3.4 trillion to the nation’s accumulated debt and to its current annual budget deficit of $1.5 trillion.

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2 Comments to “Republican Leaders Voted for Debt Drivers They Blame on Obama”

  1. Over the last few days the Democrats plan for dealing with the $14,300,000,000,000 debt of this country can be summed up in 3 words:

    [Edit: The text copied from Fox “news” was edited out due to it being pure bullshit.]

    As long as The Democrats and The Liberals win the Political battle nothing else matters to them.

    After all, what will be left will be solely dependent on them and what better outcome for them could their possibly be?

    • Nope, Obama only increased discretionary spending by 14%. Source And bills introduced by Republican would further decimate our economy, which was destroyed by Republican policies. Democrats have compromised over and over. Republicans have not.

      You’re getting your “facts” from a media outlet that hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims. That says a lot about your character.

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