Courtney: Nat'l Debt is $51K for Every Woman, Child, Man in 1st CD
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:32pm
Posted by thistle
Statement from Senator Courtney
For Immediate Release
Contact: Keith Herrick
Senator Jon Courtney's Comments on the National Debt Surpassing $16 Trillion
Springvale- Tonight as delegates from across the country gather at the Democratic Convention to celebrate the "success" of their party over the past three and half years, the rest of America will be hitting a new milestone in history. This moment in history is not one that Americans will be celebrating however.
Today, the national debt hit over $16 trillion. This leaves every citizen in the United States responsible for approximately $50,907 of our growing debt.
"The Federal Debt is unsustainable and we are on a crash course with disaster. We cannot continue spending money without considering the consequences" commented Sen. Jon Courtney. "It is unconscionable that our Congresswoman and her colleagues do not appear to be taking this problem that will affect our children seriously."
"We are now approaching our fourth year without a budget and Washington has failed the American people. As our national debt continues to grow, our representation in Congress is satisfied with printing more money and continuously kicking the can down the road", stated Sen. Courtney. "We need leaders in Washington that can work together with the other side of aisle to pass a budget and begin the path to prosperity for our nation."
Senator Courtney has spent the summer traveling throughout the First District listening to members of the Main Street community express their many frustrations with Congress including the growing national debt. Jon Courtney is currently the Senate Majority Leader in the Maine State Senate and chair the Regulatory Fairness and Reform Committee. Senator Courtney lives in Springvale and is a small business owner.