Walsh: 'Spends Too Much, Cuts Too Little'

By WEEK Reporter

Walsh: 'Spends Too Much, Cuts Too Little'

August 1, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:25 AM CDT

Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) says though he respects his Republican leadership, his choice to vote against the debt deal was based on too much spending and not enough cuts.

"While this deal will cut $2.4 trillion from the national debt over the next 10 years, Washington will still add another $7 trillion to the national debt over the same period," said Representative Walsh.

Walsh said the budget deal was politically motivated and that for true fiscal relief, "reckless spending" should be cut now and "not just when it is politically convenient for the President."

"I have made it clear from day one that I will never voted for an increase in the debt ceiling unless it fundamentally and structurally changes the way Washington spends money," said Rep. Walsh. "I believe that the way to do that is through statutory spending caps and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution."

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