November 16,2011

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Hatch on Debt Surpassing $15 Trillion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement today after the nation’s debt surpassed $15 trillion:

“With our debt going over $15 trillion, we can’t wait any longer for the President to lead our nation out of this debt crisis.  We can’t wait any longer for real leadership; and we can’t wait any longer for real solutions. Punting on the tough choices and blaming everyone else is not what the American people deserve.  Unfortunately, the President has been missing in action on deficit reduction since the day he took office.  Thanks to a combination of inaction and out-of-control spending, our debt is now a legitimate national crisis.  It’s time for bold action to get our fiscal house in order.”