Tea Party Congressman: Raising Debt Ceiling IS Compromise

Freshman Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) explained to the “Meet the Press” roundtable that Congress agreeing to a raise in the debt ceiling is a compromise in and of itself and that the Administration’s side of the compromise needs to be a reduction of spending.

“Like I said, truly, there is a feeling in my caucus, and in me specifically, I can say, that I feel we are willing to compromise by coming to the table and saying we understand we’ll have to raise the debt limit specifically, but we have to get ourselves on a fiscal trajectory, because look, we’ve spent too much money. We have the same tax rates, the same two wars, the same prescription drug benefit in 2007, but the deficit then was $161 billion. This year it’s $1.5 trillion.”