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ICYMI: Highlights From Conference Call With RNC Chairman Priebus & Rep. Tiberi On RNC Ad Buy In Ohio

- July 27, 2011

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

“Since this president has taken office, folks in Ohio have seen the national debt increase by 3.7 trillion dollars. And that’s because of the failed policies like a $831 billion stimulus package that’s failed to create jobs or Obamacare that the president has jammed down our throats which cost $2.6 trillion at a time that we can’t even pay our own bills …

“A survey was just released last week that shows only 46% of Ohio voters approve of Obama’s handling of his job as president. And only 38% of Ohio voters approve of Obama’s handling of the economy. And I think if you look at this ad you will see that it paints a very bleak and chilling picture of what things will look like after 8 years of the President’s failed policies and the Obama economy.

“I think it’s pretty obvious that a country that is in the debate trappings of surrendering your sovereignty to your bondholders can’t guarantee prosperity or freedom to anybody.

“The president’s record speaks for itself. We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs. We have the largest deficit in our history. 14.3 trillion in national debt. And, you know, these aren’t just numbers. These are families out there in America and Ohio that are struggling …

“And thankfully for folks in Ohio they’ve got a responsible leader in Governor Kasich, obviously Speaker Boehner, and Congressman Tiberi who are all committed to job creation and being fiscally responsible.

“And whether it’s his failure to lead on debt talks, record unemployment, or healthcare it’s becoming painfully obvious that the results will be an unrecognizable and greatly diminished United States of America. We just can’t afford four more years of the Obama economy and that’s why we will be investing in Ohio with the intention to win and make Barack Obama a one-term president.”

U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12)

“I see this ad and I think of my four young kids, with the girl with the remote, and I think about their future and the kids of their generation and what they have to look forward to. And you look at this debt and you look at our spending and where it has gone over the last several years and where it’s headed, it is a really scary issue that we are trying to tackle here.

“And that is, that’s the essence of the debate with respect to this debt ceiling. This debt ceiling is all about changing the trajectory of our spending for the future and you can’t do that without dealing with our entitlement programs, which take up more and more of our spending on a year to year basis.

“And at the end of the day, it’s about jobs, the economy, and how the debt and deficit play into that. This is so, so important and with only several more days until the magic date that Tim Geithner talked about, August 2nd, the Speaker is working hard to pass a third plan …

“We haven’t seen a plan from the President. We’ve seen a lot of good speeches but not plan. Harry Reid has a framework of a plan but it’s not in legislative form, and so we are really, really working hard to try and get this resolved …

“The President’s two-year request is a bit abnormal … In the last 25 years Congress and the president have acted 31 times to increase the debt limit, 22 of those 31 times were for less than one year. So this is an abnormally long request. We understand why, he wants to get it past the next election.

“The most important thing for us though is to change the way that Washington operates and I think the ad speaks to the issue of where we are headed unless we change the way that Washington works.”

Click Here To Listen To The Full Audio: http://www.gop.com/audio/07.27.2011_ohadcc.mp3


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