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Obama recklessly pushed Congress to raise the debt ceiling without enacting spending cuts. The current Administration refuses to push for debt-reducing policies despite our unsustainable financial situation. Republicans believe that reducing the multi-trillion dollar debt is imperative for the well-being of this country. We should leave the next generation opportunity, not debt. The Republican Party does not support any further increases in the debt ceiling unless Congress enacts cuts and reforms within the federal government. If American citizens are expected to control their personal debt spending, the American government must lead by example.


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RNC Statement on the National Debt Increase

- December 2, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on the national debt surpassing $18 trillion.... Continue Reading »

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$18,000,000,000,000

- December 2, 2014

Under Obama's Watch, The National Debt Has Now Surpassed $18 Trillion. (U.S. Department Of The Treasury, Accessed 12/2/14) ... Continue Reading »

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The Seven Trillion Dollar Man

- August 4, 2014

The National Debt Has Now Increased By Nearly $7.1 Trillion On Obama’s Watch. (U.S. Department Of The Treasury, Accessed 8/1/14) The National Debt Was $10.63 Trillion When Obama Took Office And Now Stands At $17.69 Trillion. (U.S. Department Of The Treasury, Accessed 7/24/14)... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- March 19, 2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO): "I Do Believe A $17 Trillion Dollar Debt Is Irresponsible. I Do Believe That." "Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill railed against the national debt speaking in Kansas City as part of her 'McCaskill on Main Street' tour on Wednesday. … 'I do believe a $17 trillion dollar debt is irresponsible. I do believe that,' McCaskill said, while adding that she supported raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment insurance." (Andrew Kaczynski, "Democratic Senator: Debt Is Going To Make U.S. 'Not A First-Tier Nation Anymore'," BuzzFeed, 3/19/14)... Continue Reading »

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Obama By The Numbers

- February 12, 2014

A Look At The Numbers Behind Obama's Sputtering Economy And The ObamaCare Debacle... Continue Reading »

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CBO: Long-Term Deficits And Debt “Unsustainable”

- February 4, 2014

Publicly Held Debt Is Expected To Reach Over 110 Percent Of GDP By 2038, Equaling The Percentage After WWII. “As a result, public debt would reach roughly 110 percent of GDP by 2038, CBO estimates, about equal to the percentage just after World War II.” (“The Budget And Economic Outlook: 2014 To 2024,”... Continue Reading »

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State Of Obama’s Union: Debt

- January 22, 2014

After Five State Of The Union Addresses, Obama Says One Thing And Does The Opposite On Debt... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Debt By The Numbers

- October 11, 2013

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Democrats’ Debt Limit Doubletalk”

- October 10, 2013

Democrats refuse to sit down at the negotiating table with Republicans because they insist that funding the government and raising the debt ceiling aren’t subject to negotiation. Republicans believe this is an opportunity to get our fiscal house in order, but Democrats just want to up the limit on their credit card. And bizarrely, they claim that’s the way it’s always been done.... Continue Reading »

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Democrats’ Debt-Limit Doubletalk

- October 10, 2013

Democrats refuse to sit down at the negotiating table with Republicans because they insist that funding the government and raising the debt ceiling aren’t subject to negotiation. Republicans believe this is an opportunity to get our fiscal house in order, but Democrats just want to up the limit on their credit card. And, bizarrely, they claim that that’s the way it’s always been done.... Continue Reading »

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How Quickly They Forget

- October 9, 2013

Then-Senator And Current Secretary Of State John Kerry In 2004 On The Detriment Of Increasing The Debt Limit: “With So Much Of Our Debt Owned By Other Nations, U.S. Diplomatic And Trade Negotiators Face Increased Difficulty In Making Demands Of Major Creditor Nations.” KERRY: “What is more, with so much of our debt owned by other nations, U.S. diplomatic and trade negotiators face increased difficulty in making demands of major creditor nations. How do you go to a country that holds so much of your debt while your economy is closely linked to theirs and start to make the powerful argument about nuclear proliferation or human rights, democratization, and other issues that are of importance and great consequence to our country?” ... Continue Reading »

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On The Debt Ceiling, Revisiting The Record

- October 7, 2013

On The Debt Ceiling, Obama And The Top Democrats Of 2013 Should Listen To Their Own Advice From Years Past... Continue Reading »

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Americans Overwhelmingly Disagree With Obama And Pelosi On Debt Ceiling

- September 26, 2013

Bloomberg Headline: “Americans Reject By 61% Obama Demand For A Clean Debt Vote”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Debt Dodge

- August 29, 2013

Just Last Week, Obama Admitted That There Is A "Long-Term Problem" With Medicaid And Medicare. PRESIDENT OBAMA: "So we don't have a problem in terms of spending on education. We don't have a problem when it comes to spending on research and development. We do have a long-term problem that has to do with our health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid."... Continue Reading »

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The Six Trillion Dollar Man

- March 4, 2013

"Less Than Two Months Into President Obama's Second Term, New Numbers Show The National Debt Increased By More Than $6 Trillion Since He Took Office. It's The Largest Increase To Date Under Any U.S. President." (Mark Knoller, "National Debt Up $6 Trillion Since Obama Took Office," CBS News, 3/1/13)... Continue Reading »

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The Real State of Our Union

- February 12, 2013

Before you sit down and listen to President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight, you may want to reconsider the REAL state that our nation is in. American families are hurting; many are unable to find work and others have simply given up looking. Obama's only solution is to raise our taxes, pushing American families deeper into an economic hole. Check out our infographic below to get a clearer picture of the current state of our union after four years of Barack Obama in the White House.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Web Video "58 Trillion Dimes"

- February 12, 2013

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released a new web video "58 Trillion Dimes," highlighting President Obama's blatant hypocrisy when claiming he won't raise the debt "a single dime." We've been down this road before with President Obama, who claimed that his policies and plans, including Obamacare, wouldn't cost "a single dime" when in fact our national debt has increased by trillions of dollars.... Continue Reading »

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CBO Confirms That Obama Is The Undisputed Debt King

- February 5, 2013

As a result, federal debt held by the public is projected to remain historically high relative to the size of the economy for the next decade. By 2023, if current laws remain in place, debt will equal 77 percent of GDP and be on an upward path, CBO projects (see Summary Figure 1).... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- January 17, 2013

Today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Dodged On The Amount By Which Obama Wants To Increase The Debt Ceiling. REPORTER: "If Congress today, since we've already gone over the debt ceiling, if Congress today wanted to legislate on this. I'm confused about - I'm just saying - in a hypothetical perfect world, if they were going to do this today. I'm not sure I understand whether the president has signaled how long a duration he is seeking, what dollar amount for the debt ceiling, how would they act if he is not negotiating and he hasn't suggested what it is he would sign?" WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY: "Look there is a long tradition here of Congress acting to raise the debt ceiling. This is a power that they have given themselves to do. And the point is, without drama and delay. A monthly extension is drama. Congress should simply do its job. We are not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling." (White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 1/17/13)... Continue Reading »

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No Room For Debate On The Debt Ceiling?

- January 14, 2013

Today, Obama Said He Would Not Tolerate Debate On Raising The Debt Ceiling. OBAMA: "These are bills that have already been racked up. And we need to pay them. So while I'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, America cannot afford another debate with this Congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up." (President Barack Obama, Presidential Press Conference, Washington, D.C., 1/14/13)... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Debt Clock Goes Tick-Tock

- October 31, 2012

Obama's Treasury Department Is On Par To Hit The Current Debt Borrowing Limit By The End Of This Year. "U.S. Treasury officials say they still expect the government will hit the current debt borrowing limit at the end of this year."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “Record” Week

- September 6, 2012

FLASHBACK: In An October 24, 2008 Campaign Ad, Candidate Obama Said The Question Is Not "Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago," But Rather "Will Our Country Be Better Off Four Years From Now?" OBAMA: "At this defining moment in our history, the question is not, 'Are you better off than you were four years ago' - we all know the answer to that. The real question is, 'will our country be better off four years from now?' How will we lift our economy and restore America's place in the world?"... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases "$16 Trillion"

- September 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Republican National Committee in conjunction with Romney for President releases "$16 Trillion" on the heels of the national debt surpassing 16 trillion dollars. Since moving into the White House, Barack Obama has added over 5 trillion to the national debt amid his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.... Continue Reading »

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$16,000,000,000,000

- September 4, 2012

The National Debt Is Now $16.0 Trillion Dollars.... Continue Reading »

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Obama Is For Debt Lovers

- August 29, 2012

Obama In Virginia, 2010: "We see an America where we don't pass on a mountain of debt to the next generation. And we will attack the trillion-dollar deficit that I inherited when I took office." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Would Know...

- August 15, 2012

Today, Obama Said "Five Trillion Dollars Is A Lot Of Money, Even In Washington." OBAMA: "Now keep in mind, five trillion dollars is a lot of money, even in Washington. Our entire defense budget is a little over half a trillion dollars a year so this tax cut would be like giving the equivalent of the entire defense budget in tax cuts, a lot of it going to very rich people, every year for ten years."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Downgrade

- August 5, 2012

Presiding Over Loss Of Triple-A Bond Rating "Really Haunts The Administration." "But what really haunts the administration is the very real prospect, stoked two weeks ago by Standard & Poor's, that Barack Obama could go down in history as the president who presided over his country's loss of its gold-plated, triple-A bond rating."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases: "Obama-Biden Hypocrisy on Debt"

- July 5, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee releases "Obama-Biden Hypocrisy on Debt" a reminder of the Obama/Biden "promise gap" when it comes to spending. In 2008, when Joe Biden visited Maumee, Ohio, he was puzzled about the size of the national debt. Today, when Barack Obama goes to the very town where Biden once asked 'Who are these guys?' the president can tell them it was under their administration that America had three consecutive trillion dollar deficits and added over $5 trillion to the national debt.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases: “Obama-Biden Hypocrisy on Debt”

- July 5, 2012

The Republican National Committee releases “Obama-Biden Hypocrisy on Debt" a reminder of the Obama/Biden “promise gap” when it comes to spending. In 2008, when Joe Biden visited Maumee, Ohio, he was puzzled about the size of the national debt. Today, when Barack Obama goes to the very town where Biden once asked ‘Who are these guys?’ the president can tell them it was under their administration that America had three consecutive trillion dollar deficits and added over $5 trillion to the national debt.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Web Video: "Unpatriotic Debt"

- July 3, 2012

The Republican National Committee released a new web video “Unpatriotic Debt” highlighting Barack Obama's "promise gap" on lowering the debt and deficit. Four years ago today at a campaign event, Candidate Obama said that adding $4 trillion to the debt was "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic." During his three years in office the "undisputed debt king" has added over $5 trillion to the national debt and has racked up the largest deficits in U.S. history.... Continue Reading »

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Is The Debt King Listening?

- May 31, 2012

Tomorrow, Obama will visit Minnesota where he will deliver remarks at Honeywell, but perhaps he should read what Honeywell’s CEO has to say about the national debt first. David Cote, who was also a member of Obama’s fiscal commission, has encouraged the nation to become serious about its fiscal problems and reign in the debt to avoid another recession and boost the economy long-term. Is the debt king listening?... Continue Reading »

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More Debt As He Dithers

- May 22, 2012

“The White House Has Put The Final Touches On A Nifty New Website Offering Guidelines On How Parents Can Reinforce Money Lessons With Their Kids, Starting As Young As Age Three.” (Dan Kadlec, “What President Obama Wants You To Tell Your Kids About Money – And When,” Time, 5/22/12)... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: The “Unpatriotic” $5 Trillion Debt

- May 16, 2012

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ICYMI: Highlights from Call with Fmr. Sen. Sununu and NH Sen. Maj. Leader Bradley

- May 16, 2012

"If you look around the world at what's happening in Europe, what's happening in the financial markets, the seriousness of this issue, dealing with the budget, dealing with the debt really cannot be overstated. And the facts are that Barack Obama has undermined America's financial future like no other president in history. Five trillion dollars in new debt in the last three years. A $2.6 trillion healthcare takeover whose cost keeps going up. That isn't any campaign rhetoric, that's the White House and CBO budget analysis of the cost of the global healthcare takeover. And maybe most important and worst of all, Obama has provided no plan and very little expression of interest in addressing these issues. He's certainly issued the talking points. But his budgets have shown no substantive plans or goals to address the exploding costs of the Baby Boomer retirement.... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Obama Steers America Towards Disaster

- May 15, 2012

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ICYMI: Highlights from Conference Call with U.S. Rep Dennis Ross

- May 15, 2012

"The president did not create our debt problem. I'll be the first to admit that it has been a Republican and Democrat issue for the last 30 years at least but the president has spent the last three years ignoring it. He has offered a budget. He just couldn't get a single Democrat to vote for it in either the House or the Senate. He complains about the hand he was dealt, then gambles with money borrowed from China in trying to address our economy."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from RNC Conference Call on Obama’s Historic Debt and Deficits

- May 15, 2012

"College students across Missouri and across the country are going to be heading home pretty soon for the summer and entering the workforce. It is important to note that the massive amount of debt that President Obama will be leaving this generation is unmistakably enormous and something that this generation and future generations will now have to deal with. There's no doubt that President Obama is the undisputed Debt King of the last five presidents despite the fact that President Obama has repeatedly promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from Conference Call with U.S. Rep. Mike Turner

- May 15, 2012

"As the presidential race heats up in Ohio and people turn to the issue of the president's record and their grave concerns about the economy. People in Ohio are struggling..."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from Call with Fmr. U.S. Rep. Davis and VA Del. Comstock

- May 15, 2012

"We need serious leadership. In the speech that Governor Romney is giving today out in Iowa really sets out the way a serious leader who has great experience in the private sector of having run things and understands the economy and can turn things around and has a record in the private sector in philanthropy and as governor of turning things around."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from Conference Call with U.S. Rep. Joe Heck on Obama’s Historic Debt and Deficits

- May 15, 2012

"There is no greater issue that we're facing in Washington that our debt and deficit. In fact, as you've all heard said many times before when then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen was sitting before the House Armed Services Committee and he was asked what is the single greatest threat to the security of the United States. The senior military advisor to the president didn't say a nuclear Iran and he didn't say a resurgent Russia. He didn't talk about a growing China. His answer was the national debt so when you have the senior military advisor to the president standing up and saying look the biggest threat that we face to our national security is our debt, we've got to sit up and take notice. Unfortunately, President Obama has no rationale to offer for his own reelection and no record of achievement to run on in the area of debt and deficit. All he has is a record of broken promises."... Continue Reading »

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Highlights from Conference Call with CO Treasurer Stapleton on Obama’s Historic Debt and Deficits

- May 15, 2012

"I think there is a great opportunity in this election cycle particularly for Governor Romney to highlight differences between himself and President Obama on the record of our economy and job growth and economic management. I think that it is important to recognize that in order to run for reelection as president it's important to have a rationale for one's reelection and President Obama , in my opinion, has a woefully inadequate record of both job growth and economic recovery in the United States. We have 23 million plus people out of work in this country and in Colorado the unemployment rate is just under 8 percent and nationally it's just over 8 percent and unfortunately our deficits are growing much larger.... Continue Reading »

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Highlights from Conference Call with CO Treasurer Stapleton on Obama’s Historic Debt and Deficits

- May 15, 2012

"I think there is a great opportunity in this election cycle particularly for Governor Romney to highlight differences between himself and President Obama on the record of our economy and job growth and economic management. I think that it is important to recognize that in order to run for reelection as president it's important to have a rationale for one's reelection and President Obama , in my opinion, has a woefully inadequate record of both job growth and economic recovery in the United States. We have 23 million plus people out of work in this country and in Colorado the unemployment rate is just under 8 percent and nationally it's just over 8 percent and unfortunately our deficits are growing much larger.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Debt Day 2

- May 15, 2012

Today the RNC is again messaging on the deficit and debt with an op-ed in the Union Leader from Chairman Priebus, a series of conference calls in battleground states and a research piece talking about what Obama’s failure to address the debt means for future generations of Americans. Yesterday we kicked off the week of joint messaging with a web video “Empty Promises: Debt and Deficits”. – Kirsten... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Not On His Watch

- May 14, 2012

THEN: Obama Recognized That If We Failed To Control Our Debt, It Could Lead To A Double-Dip Recession. OBAMA: “It is important though to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from RNC Conference Call on Obama’s Historic Debt and Deficits

- May 14, 2012

"College students across Missouri and across the country are going to be heading home pretty soon for the summer and entering the workforce. It is important to note that the massive amount of debt that President Obama will be leaving this generation is unmistakably enormous and something that this generation and future generations will now have to deal with. There's no doubt that President Obama is the undisputed Debt King of the last five presidents despite the fact that President Obama has repeatedly promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term."... Continue Reading »

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Axelrod’s World Of Make Believe

- April 22, 2012

Obama Strategist David Axelrod: “I think everybody recognizes we had deep problems that welled up over a year that are going to take a while to deal with, and they want to know that we’re moving in the right direction. It is hopeful that the last quarter, in terms of job creation, was the best we've had in six years. The last quarter, in terms of manufacturing, was the best we've had in two decades. People get that things are moving in the right direction; the last thing they want to do is go back to the same policies that bankrupted the country, punished the middle class, and put our economy in a tailspin.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI Chairman Priebus: “Obama’s New Debt Record: Why We Can’t Afford a Second Term”

- March 19, 2012

As of today, the president who promised to cut the deficit in half has now racked up more new debt than any of his predecessors-and in less time.... Continue Reading »

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#NotBetterOff: The Next Generation

- March 16, 2012

PROMISE: Obama Pledged To Cut The Deficit In Half By The End Of His First Term. OBAMA: “And that's why today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Editorial: “Obama’s Budget Plan Leaves Debt Bomb Ticking”

- February 14, 2012

“The best test of a budget proposal these days is whether it reins in the national debt, which is projected to equal a troubling 74% of gross domestic product this year. The last time the publicly held debt was that high as a percentage of the economy was in 1950, when the nation was still paying off the stupendous amount of money it had to borrow to fight and win World War II.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on President Obama’s 2013 Budget

- February 13, 2012

“With his new budget, President Obama has failed the American people. After three years of record annual deficits over $1 trillion each, Obama will rack up another $1.3 trillion in debt in fiscal year 2012. He has officially broken his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his term,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases “My Daughter’s Future” Web Video

- February 13, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is out with a new web video “My Daughter’s Future” ahead of President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal. Even though his budget failed to receive any votes in the US Senate last year, he’s back with the same failed spending and tax increases that we’ve seen the last three years. Instead of cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term—like he promised—President Obama is adding another trillion dollar mortgage to our children’s future.... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: The Debt King Strikes Again

- January 18, 2012

Obama Has Officially Requested An Increase To The Debt Limit. “President Obama has officially requested an increase to the statutory debt limit. The formal request gives both chambers 15 days to vote on whether to approve the $1.2 trillion hike. The House plans to vote on this request when it returns next week, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said.”... Continue Reading »

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OBAMA BY THE NUMBERS

- January 11, 2012

$45.1 Trillion: Total Federal Spending Proposed By Obama’s FY2012 Budget Through 2021.(OMB, 9/1/11)... Continue Reading »

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Another Jewel On Obama’s Debt Crown

- January 4, 2012

At $15.22 Trillion, The National Debt Has Officially Surpassed 100 Percent Of GDP. ... Continue Reading »

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Mayor Bloomberg: Obama Failed To Lead On Super Committee

- November 21, 2011

John King: “So, the president had no responsibility, Mr. Mayor, or is that a cop-out?”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Deliberate Lack Of Leadership Dooms Super Committee

- November 21, 2011

“Well, you know, Mika, it's the leader – if – I was the governor of the state of West Virginia, people relied on me to make, set the tone of what we were going to do and push it through and everybody has a different style. I'm not going to criticize it, but people are going to judge the results we receive, and if we don't get results, we're in trouble. Right now, if the committee of 12 is not able to come to an agreement, we have about 140 members of congress, about 44 senators and about a 100 members of the house that are saying go big, be bold, stand tall, let’s pull out Simpson and Bowles and let's vote on this thing, let's move it forward for the next generation.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from Call With Senator John Thune (R-SD) on the Debt Passing the $15 Trillion Mark

- November 17, 2011

“Yesterday marked a troubling milestone for the United States. As most of you know, the national debt has now reached the $15 trillion mark for the first time in our nation’s history. "... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches Web Video “$15 Trillion”

- November 17, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new web video "$15 Trillion" marking an unfortunate milestone: $15 trillion in debt. The video contrasts President Obama’s empty rhetoric with his disastrous actions in office that have pushed us over the $15 trillion debt mark. As the ‘Undisputed Debt King,’ President Obama needs to alter his course before it’s too late.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the National Debt Exceeding $15 Trillion

- November 16, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the national debt exceeding the $15 trillion mark: ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Memo on the Supercommittee and our National Debt

- November 16, 2011

Since we’re just days away from the much-awaited report from the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the Supercommittee), I want to highlight for you a few important points on the subject as it relates to our 2012 message. ... Continue Reading »

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Buffett: “What Happened With Simpson-Bowles Was An Absolute Tragedy”

- November 14, 2011

WARREN BUFFETT: “Well it – you go back to what, you know, Kemp-Roth and all that that too that they were working on that. I think what happened with Simpson-Bowles was an absolute tragedy. I mean here are two extremely high-grade people. They have somewhat different ideas about government but they're smart. They're decent. They’ve got good senses of humor, too. They're good at working with people. They work like a devil for ten months or something like that. They compromise. They bring in people as far apart as Durbin and Coburn to get them to sign on and then they're totally ignored. I think that's a travesty.” ... Continue Reading »

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The Debt Message: Memo from RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer

- November 13, 2011

In the coming days, the country will cross an unthinkable threshold. Our nation’s debt will pass the $15 trillion mark. In less than 3 years, President Obama has racked up $4.4 trillion of debt—increasing our debt over 40 percent. ... Continue Reading »

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Flashback: Obama Calls Adding $4 Trillion To National Debt “Unpatriotic”

- August 24, 2011

This week CBS News reported that the $4 trillion debt increase under Obama is “the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.” As Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey points out, President Obama and his team like to point fingers at everyone but themselves for the economic situation, but Candidate Obama didn’t hesitate to center his finger pointing on the president – blaming Bush for adding more to the national debt and questioning his patriotism.... Continue Reading »

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Obama Plays The Blame Game, Conveniently Forgets Recent Events

- August 11, 2011

Obama may think he can try to rewrite history as much as he wants the S&P to reconsider its debt downgrade, but the facts aren’t on his side.... Continue Reading »

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The Not So AAA President

- August 9, 2011

In His First Speech Since The Downgrade, Obama Said Our Debt Was Still Highly Regarded; “Despite His Comments, The Main Wall Street Share Index, The Dow Jones, Extended Its Losses, Falling 4%.” “In his first public reaction to Standard & Poor's downgrading the US, President Obama said markets continued to regard US government debt as being the highest possible grade. Yet despite his comments, the main Wall Street share index, the Dow Jones, extended its losses, falling 4%. … Prior to President Obama's speech, the Dow had only been 2.5% lower.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Calls on President Obama to Fire Tim Geithner

- August 8, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement calling for President Obama to fire Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner:... Continue Reading »

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Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President

- August 4, 2011

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER, IF ONLY YOU WERE ANOTHER YEAR WISER THEN THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE... Continue Reading »

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The President Who Voted ‘Present’

- August 3, 2011

Bloomberg: “Obama Came Months Late To The Negotiations” And “Allowed 2012 Election Concerns To Shape His Timing.” “Obama came months late to the negotiations, allowed 2012 election concerns to shape his timing and willingness to advocate Social Security and Medicare reductions, and undermined his position by shifting his priorities, they said.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on the Debt Limit Deal

- August 2, 2011

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement today following the passage of the debt limit deal in the U.S. Senate:... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying: Obama’s “Inept” Leadership Has Left His Presidency In A “Diminished State”

- August 2, 2011

The New York Times: “The president can no longer make the argument that he has changed the way Washington works - Mr. Obama's Washington, in fact, has looked even worse than previous eras …”... Continue Reading »

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Sidelined

- July 29, 2011

As Leaders In Congress Address Debt Crisis, Obama Found Time To Deliver Remarks On Fuel Efficiency. “In the morning, the President will deliver remarks on the next round of a coordinated national program to improve fuel efficiency for Model Years 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.”... Continue Reading »

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Wasserman Schultz Talks Anything BUT Debt Ceiling

- July 28, 2011

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had a busy couple of days between holding a press conference about a movie, accusing Republicans of being dictators and holding a conference call today on campaign fundraising – all while Republicans on Capitol Hill work to solve our nation’s debt crisis. As our country is engaged in a debate over how to confront the $14.3 trillion debt, Wasserman Schultz is trying to talk about anything but the debt ceiling. We’ll even give her a couple of suggested press conference topics we’re guessing her constituents might like better:... Continue Reading »

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

- July 27, 2011

“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 …... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Press Conference Call With RNC Chairman Priebus & FL GOP Chairman Bitner On RNC Ad Buy In FL

- July 27, 2011

“Since the president took office Floridians have seen the national debt increase by 3.7 trillion dollars and that’s because of the failed policies like an $831 billion stimulus package that’s failed to create jobs or the monstrosity of ObamaCare which cost $2.6 trillion dollars … at a time that we can’t even afford to pay our most basic bills …... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights From Conference Call With RNC Political Director Rick Wiley On RNC Ad Buy In Iowa

- July 27, 2011

“Three weeks ago we started a month long series pointing out the abysmal failure of Barack Obama and his economic policies, whether it’s a failed stimulus program, unemployment that’s skyrocketed, jobs lost and all the above. And today marks the final ad in the four ad series that will begin airing in Iowa, as well as Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Again, outlining the policies of this president.... Continue Reading »

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His Jello-Ness, The President

- July 27, 2011

“When It Comes To Deficit Reduction And Entitlement Reform, President Barack Obama Has Been A Master Of Mixed Signals.”... Continue Reading »

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Avoiding Electoral Default

- July 26, 2011

Obama And His Campaign In Chicago View Debt Ceiling Debate Through 2012 Presidential Election Prism. “Operatives in Chicago are closely watching the GOP presidential field and are taking a longer-term view of debt ceiling politics. They figure it can’t hurt to keep Obama talking about fat cats enjoying tax breaks, but they also want to highlight the Republicans’ support for House-approved plans that dramatically cut Medicare.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Asked To Release Obama’s Debt Plan, White House Refuses

- July 26, 2011

Fox News’ Ed Henry: “What was the point of giving a primetime address to the nation without an Obama plan and say, neither of these either plans could work. Where is the plan?” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama White House: Leadership Is Not Proposing A Plan

- July 19, 2011

After noting that Congressional leaders have been working on plans to fix our debt problem while the President stands on the sidelines pointing fingers, ABC News’ Jake Tapper made a good point during today’s White House Press Briefing asking Jay Carney: would this not be an opportune time for a president to lead and say, this is a specific plan…... Continue Reading »

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Cut, Cap, and Balance Will Take Away Obama’s Blank Check

- July 15, 2011

Our nation’s staggering $14.3 trillion debt, mainly from spending under President Obama, is holding us hostage from a strong and prosperous recovery. As we continue to debate the President’s failed leadership, it is important to keep in mind that Republicans have outlined numerous solutions including the “Cut, Cap and Balance” plan to put our fiscal house in order.... Continue Reading »

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“Don’t Call My Bluff”... I’ve Got To Fundraise

- July 14, 2011

Obama Has Plenty Of Time To Celebrate His Birthday With A Glitzy Birthday Bash Fundraiser In Chicago. “President Obama returns to Chicago on Aug. 3 to mark his 50th birthday with fund-raisers at the Aragon Ballroom, with tickets ranging from $50 a person to $35,800 per couple, which includes VIP seating at a ‘Birthday Concert’ where celebs will be performing and a dinner with the president.” ... Continue Reading »

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Where Is Debbie On The Debt Ceiling Talks?

- July 13, 2011

With The Hill reporting that the Democrat leadership is at odds over the White House’s proposed Medicare cuts, where does the head of the DNC and Congresswoman from Florida, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, stand on the debt ceiling issue? Does she think Obama’s call for Medicare cuts would be “death trap” for seniors? And if so, then what does she have to say to Obama who admitted yesterday that his own party’s do-nothing plan will bankrupt Medicare?... Continue Reading »

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Those In Glass White Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones

- June 30, 2011

NOTE: "'The president might as well cancel every golf game, Martha’s Vineyard vacation and fundraiser from here until doomsday because he’s living in a glass White House and Republicans are already throwing rocks,' said a senior congressional Democratic source who described watching Obama’s press conference in bewilderment."... Continue Reading »

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The National Debt Has Increased By More Than $180 Billion Since Obama’s Last Solo Press Conference

- June 29, 2011

Obama Holds First Solo White House News Conference Since March 11, 2011. “At 1130am, Pres. Obama holds his first formal solo WH news conference today in nearly 4 months. Last one was March 11th.”... Continue Reading »

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Blank Check Bounced

- May 31, 2011

114 House Democrats, A Majority Of Their Caucus, Signed A Letter Endorsing A Clean Debt Limit Vote. “With that in mind, Welch last month spearheaded a letter urging Democratic leaders to unite behind a clean debt-limit bill. It was endorsed by 114 Democrats. The potential economic fallout of flirting with default, he warned, is too serious to saddle the debt-ceiling vote with politically charged budget conditions.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: Poll: More Americans Fear Higher National Debt Than Default

- May 25, 2011

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No Blank Check

- April 28, 2011

Only 11 Percent Of Americans Agree With Obama And Think The Ceiling Should Be Raised Without Spending Cuts Attached. “Obama’s position is supported by only 1 out of every 10 voters, the least popular of three options presented in the survey.” ... Continue Reading »

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Downgrading Obama

- April 25, 2011

Obama’s Ally, Warren Buffet, Is Betting Against The U.S. In An Overseas Search For Investment Opportunities. “Last month, Warren Buffett went shopping — abroad. … This is Buffett’s way of betting against the U.S. dollar. Armed with about $38 billion of cash at Berkshire Hathaway, he can use dollars now to buy companies that will generate profits in other currencies for years to come.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: Obama 2006 vs. Obama January 2011 vs. Obama April 2011 on the Debt Ceiling

- April 11, 2011

In March 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., found the notion of raising the debt ceiling quite distasteful.... Continue Reading »

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Republican National Committee Releases New Web Video

- February 25, 2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced a new web video showcasing the effort by Democrats and public employee unions to obstruct Republican reforms to tackle the debt at all levels of government and move the country forward.... Continue Reading »

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O-Really? Fact Check

- February 16, 2011

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “The President Seems To Think That - That Borrowing Money To Pay The Interest On The Debt Is Not Adding To The Debt. I Don't Understand That Math.” ... Continue Reading »

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