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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Hultgren Statement On President Obama's Request For Debt Ceiling Increase

Jan 13, 2012
Press Release

Geneva, IL – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement after President Obama officially requested a $1.2 trillion increase to the United States’ debt limit.

"The President has come to Congress once again asking us to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, his Administration’s reckless spending having made that necessary," said Hultgren. "If we've learned anything by watching the state of Illinois, it's that you cannot spend, borrow and tax yourself out of a huge budget deficit. I hope that the House will consider this request when we return to Washington next week, and reject it; doing so will send a clear message that we do not condone the President’s wasteful fiscal policies of so-called ‘stimulus’, bailouts, and ever-larger government."