RUBIO IN LETTER TO OBAMA: YOU ARE TURNING AMERICA INTO A ‘DEADBEAT NATION’! – Human Events
In a scathing letter sent to Barack Obama this morning, Senator Marco Rubio said that under the President’s first term in office, “more and more people have come to believe that America is becoming a deadbeat nation.”
Rubio pledged that he would challenge any further increase in the debt limit, arguing that “we [Congress] need to make it routine to actually spend no more than we take in.” In the letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, the Florida Senator said that President Obama’s upcoming appeal to increase the debt ceiling by a whopping $1.2 trillion will cause the nation’s public debt to surpass the $16 trillion mark.
“I will oppose your request to continue borrowing and spending recklessly.”
President Obama is expected to ask for new borrowing power from Congress once the Senate and House return from their holiday recess. According to the Budget Control Act passed in August, the president must notify Congress when the debt closes within $100 billion of the ceiling, triggering the only option to block an increase, congressional objection. However, even if the House and Senate passed legislation blocking another debt increase, in this case $1.2 trillion, the president can still veto their objections.
If the President led the charge to reduce the country’s unsustainable debt in mid 2011 rather than punt the enterprise to a “Super Committee,” asserted Rubio, we’d already be on a pathway toward economic growth and prosperity. “Unfortunately, the first three years of your presidency have been a profile in leadership failure.”
The letter concludes: “America deserves leaders who will stand front and center, level with the American people about our challenges and offer real solutions to solve them. Instead of simply asking for another debt ceiling increase, I urge you to come forward with a real plan to tackle our debt in 2012.”
This is the latest salvo in the fierce debt ceiling debate in Washington.
THIS MAN SHOULD BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!