In a news release issued moments ago, Congressman Todd Akin, R-Mo, announced his support for Speaker of the House John Boehner's latest debt ceiling proposal.
Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), a known fiscal conservative, who has negotiated
for a balanced budget amendment to be part of the debt ceiling vote in order to address structural fiscal problems with the nation’s economy released the following statement regarding the new proposal from Speaker Boehner that would require the passage of a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution:
“Conservatives have stood their ground which has produced a new proposal that will now address the fundamental problem facing our nation. Reckless deficit spending is putting us on a path to ruin. A balanced budget amendment to our Constitution is the only proposal I have seen that would fix that fundamental problem. I believe that the new proposal, which requires the passage of a balanced budget amendment by the House and the Senate, is a victory for conservatives. I thank Speaker Boehner for his continued faithful efforts, and intend to vote yes on the new proposal.”