Fighting the ‘Job-Destroying Spending Spree’

by Robert Costa

Baltimore, Md. – At the conclusion of the House Republican retreat, Speaker Boehner made the following remarks in reference to the looming fiscal battles over the debt-limit extension and the ‘continuing resolution’ to fund the government:

“Washington has an illness. The illness is spending. The debt is a symptom of that illness. The American people want it cured. President Obama and congressional Democrats have been on a job-destroying spending spree that has left us with nothing but historic unemployment and the most debt in U.S. history. If they want us to help pay their bills, they are going to have to start cutting up their credit cards. ‘Cutting up the credit cards’ means cutting spending – and implementing spending reforms to ensure we keep on cutting. We know the American people will settle for nothing less.”