News Release: Tea Party to Obama: Don’t Hold Our Economy Hostage

‘Deadbeats’ and Junkies Can’t Stop Spending Other People’s Money
Today, Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, responded to President Obama’s press conference on the debt ceiling.

“The President wails against shirking our debts as a country, but disingenuously refuses to take any meaningful steps to reduce that debt—such as spending less,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  “It is the President who is holding our economy hostage to his vision of spending more now regardless of the consequences.  It is the President whose deadbeat policies handicap our economy and stunt growth.  It is the President and his party who pass deadline after deadline without passing a budget so that the American people can review and analyze it.

“Every dollar increase in the debt ceiling is another dollar stolen from our children and from young people who aren’t even old enough to vote.  We cannot keep splurging on ourselves and send them the bill.  Deadbeats and addicts ensure they get their own ‘fix’ and leave their children to waste away.  A government addicted to spending cannot long last without overdosing and going bankrupt.  We need an intervention, and we need it now.”