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Sam Johnson: U.S. Congressman, Third District of Texas

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Johnson opposes Washington’s unchecked borrowing and spending

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Washington, Oct 16, 2013 | comments

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the entire government through January 15, 2014 and increase the country’s borrowing limit through February 7, 2014.

“Once again President Obama and the Democrat-led Senate want to just kick the can down the road when it comes to getting our fiscal house in order.  That’s exactly what happened tonight.  Make no mistake, I do not want the government shutdown to continue – in fact, I voted four times to keep the government open - nor do I want our country to default.  However, I cannot support a bill that does nothing about our $17 trillion debt or help American families and small businesses suffering from the ill effects of Obamacare,” said Johnson after opposing a ‘clean’ increase in the nation’s borrowing limit.    

A recent poll released by Bloomberg shows that the majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s demand that Congress raise the debt ceiling without any spending cuts — 61 percent of Americans surveyed said that it is ‘right to require spending cuts when the debt ceiling is raised.’ “It’s time for the President and Democrats to listen to the American people and work with Republicans on common-sense fiscal solutions,” Johnson concluded.

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