Tom Reed on Default


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2 Responses to Tom Reed on Default

  1. whungerford says:

    In his Feb. 13th e-mail Tom wrote: “This week’s move by Congress to yet again raise the debt ceiling was a move I could not support. The bill increases spending and increases our debt – both irresponsible moves when we are $17 trillion-plus in debt. When we have an opportunity to protect our children and grandchildren from being saddled with even more debt we need to take action, not pass up an opportunity for progress. Maintaining the status quo with business as usual in Washington is not fair to the next generation. America deserves better.”

    Tom neglects to mention default, repeats his claim that children and grandchildren will someday be saddled with the national debt (he knows this is wrong, but keeps on), and ends with an incoherent reference to maintaining the status quo (how does an unprecedented default maintain the status quo, one wonders?).


  2. Barbara Griffin says:

    I also received Tom’s newsletter via email last night. He seems to forget that raising the debt ceiling has to do with paying the bills that Congress already owes, not necessarily increasing government spending nor adding to the deficit. He also favors building the Keystone XL pipeline and supports this with false statements like boosting the economy and re-building our infrastructure. I doubt that exporting dirty oil to China will do much to improve anything in this country…other than making the rich richer, and hiring people to clean up the oil spills.


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