Quotables

“The commission is no more popular. ‘We’ve already had 17 commissions over three decades and $13 trillion in new debt,’ tweeted Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, a leading supporter of Cut, Cap and Balance. ‘No more commissions.’

“The president’s speech was notable only for what he did not say: ‘I will veto the Boehner bill.’…

“The solution to this crisis is not complicated: if you’re spending more money than you’re taking in, you need to spend less of it.”

“The sad truth is that the president wanted a blank check six months ago, and he wants a blank check today. That is just not going to happen.”

“You see, there is no stalemate in Congress. The House has passed a bill to raise the debt limit with bipartisan support. And this week, while the Senate is struggling to pass a bill filled with phony accounting and Washington gimmicks, we will pass another bill – one that was developed with the support of the bipartisan leadership of the U.S. Senate…”

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