FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Record $31 Trillion National Debt
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to news that the U.S. national debt has reached a record level of $31 trillion, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“As a result of decades of reckless spending by both parties, our national debt has for the first time surpassed $31 trillion with no signs of slowing down. We should heed the 2010 warning of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen that ‘the most significant threat to our national security is our debt.’ Whether it be broken Republican promises or Democrat spending sprees, Americans are tired of the Washington status-quo.”
“I’ve been a part of the grassroots movement for my entire career. I came to DC because I care about spending. I was here in the Tea Party years when we brought the Washington establishment to the table for cuts. We have an opportunity here to seize the moment and get our reckless spending under control for good.”
“Americans live with the consequences of Washington’s inability to get its fiscal house in order daily as prices surge and inflation at a 40-year high. The negative effects of such reckless spending are compounded by rising interest rates. Our national debt is irresponsible, shameful, and ultimately burdens hardworking American families.”
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