Tea Party Express Condemns Obama’s Debt Limit Demands as “Irresponsible”

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, condemns President Obama’s scare tactics and demands to raise the debt limit without addressing Washington’s spending problem.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “It is completely irresponsible for the President of the United State to demagogue this issue. America cannot continue down a road of unlimited spending and an escalating national debt. Polls are showing convincingly that Americans want real spending reform that includes thoughtful budget cuts and pro-growth policies. That cannot happen with the President’s current demands that Congress do nothing to address the fiscal problems facing our country.

“The President has shown consistently he has no intention to lead America down a path of fiscal responsibility. He has been an uncompromising roadblock since his first election. Every time Washington faces a new battle, he has come out in front of the cameras to bash and mock fiscal conservatives.

“Obama is nothing more than an old-fashioned, big-spending, high-taxing liberal Democrat. He never wants to cut; he only wants to tax and spend. Ironically, the White House has announced that they are not going to meet a deadline to submit a balanced budget to Congress. In fact, Obama’s budgets have been overwhelmingly rejected because they are nothing but big-spending plans with huge deficits that create unsustainable debt.

“We would be happy to trade spending cuts with debt ceiling increases if the President were prepared to seriously address the excessive spending he has always promoted. We have plenty of income to meet debt obligations without raising the debt ceiling. It is pure baloney to say we have to pay the bills for things Congress has already approved. We are drawing the line on future spending, not the debt or obligations to Social Security, Medicare and the military, which can all be met without an immediate rise in the debt ceiling,” Kremer concluded.