What Does Raising the Debt Limit Mean to You Personally?

As a Member of Congress and the mom of two young children, I take a different perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations than many of my colleagues. I look at it from the perspective of a parent trying to balance their checkbook and preserve the American Dream for their children.

For example, did you know that President Obama’s request to raise the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion through the next election comes to $20,000 per every American family. If we’re going to raise the debt burden of every American family by $20,000, we owe it to them to start cutting spending and tearing up those credit cards.

This week, I spoke on the House floor in support of “Cut, Cap, & Balance” as a solution to our debt crisis. Please watch my speech and let me know what you think.

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