Sacramento, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today made the following statement after Senator Barbara Boxer voted to raise the federal debt ceiling to $12.39 trillion:
“Families and businesses across the nation understand that when someone has a spending problem, you don’t perpetuate it by giving that person more money. But that’s exactly what Barbara Boxer did this morning by voting to raise Washington’s credit card limit instead of taking action to force the federal government to spend our tax dollars responsibly and to live within its means.
“California’s taxpayers can no longer afford Boxer’s support for this kind of out-of-control spending, which does nothing other than push off today’s irresponsible decisions to our children and grandchildren. As a U.S. Senator, my top priority will be bringing fiscal responsibility back to Washington, creating jobs, reigning in government spending and reducing our national debt.”