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Congresswoman Jenkins: We Must Address Our Nation’s Spending Problems

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN LYNN JENKINS (KAN.)

Jenkins: We Must Address Our Nation’s Spending Problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) joined her colleagues in House leadership to discuss the approaching federal debt ceiling and the need to sit down, and have a conversation with the President and Senate Democrats about how they can work together to solve the problems facing this country.

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Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins:  “I've been reminded the last few weeks about Albert Einstein's definition of insanity - “Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.”

“The only thing more irresponsible – or insane – than the President letting us default on our debt would be the President’s demand that we increase the federal debt ceiling without addressing our nation’s spending problem.

“This nation's spending addiction has finally caught up with us. Today each one of us owes over $53,000 in federal debt. This not sustainable, and we need to start addressing it now. If we don’t start now, when will we ever address our debt? When it hits $18 trillion? 19 trillion? Or do we wait until our economy totally collapses?

“The American people expect more from their leaders and it’s time both parties sat down and had a conversation, work out our differences, and find a responsible way forward.”

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