Honoring President Obama’s request, House Republican leadership have scheduled a vote tonight on increasing the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling – with no tax increases or spending reductions attached.
In a statement today, Akin said:
“This is the vote that the President asked for, but it will not be the result he wants.
“The American people are fed up with an endless diet of debt-backed spending. I, and many other representatives, will not be voting for yet another increase in the debt limit.
“Without ensuring that we cut our annual deficit, cap spending and make a solid, long-term balanced budget plan, it is simply foolish to continue to increase the nation’s debt limit.”
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Akin to vote no on debt limit increase
Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. who is challenging Claire McCaskill for U. S. Senate, says he will vote against increasing the debt limit tonight. From the news release: