In 2006, then-Senator Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling saying “raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.” Today, President Obama is calling on Republicans to do just that without any reforms to fix our nation’s addiction to spending. I’m sure President Obama is hoping you had forgotten his words from 2006. But we didn’t and neither should you. Since 2006, our national debt has doubled from $8.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion with the majority of that growth falling under President Obama’s failed leadership. Today, House Republicans are leading the fight to defeat ObamaCare, rein in runaway spending in Washington, and end the Democrat government shutdown. As conservatives, you and I know we can’t afford to continue down this reckless path. But President Obama and Congressional Democrats don’t want to listen to the truth, so they’re refusing to negotiate. It’s time to speak up. President Obama and Harry Reid can only ignore us if we let them.
RNC Chief Operating Officer