Dean Heller Opposes Raising Debt Limit

Heller Dean (R-NV) (U.S. Senate Photographic Studio)
Heller Dean (R-NV) (U.S. Senate Photographic Studio)
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Updated: 10/12/2013 4:24 pm

(Washington, D.C.) (Dean Heller Press)--Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) voted against moving forward with legislation that would suspend the debt limit until 2015 at a total cost of $1.1 trillion.

"Without a serious discussion about reducing our debt, I have to agree with then Senator Obama, who called an increase in the debt ceiling a ‘sign of leadership failure’ and a move that shifts the ‘burden of bad choices’ to future generations. Our nation cannot afford to continue raising the limit on our nation’s credit card without making the difficult decisions that prevent the country from incurring even more debt,"said Senator Dean Heller.

“When President Obama came to office, our nation’s debt was more than $10 trillion. Five years later, our debt is nearly $17 trillion and growing fast. Democrats and Republicans must come together and agree on a long-term solution that places our nation on the path to fiscal solvency. Reducing wasteful spending and reforming the tax code are good places to start. As Senator Obama said in 2006, ‘Americans deserve better,’” said Senator Dean Heller.










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tonysam - 10/13/2013 6:50 PM
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More proof this senator is a blithering moron.

Trzo9veuha - 10/13/2013 6:23 PM
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Thank you Dean Heller. We have borrowed enough of my grandkids money. Now start paying back the debt.

Time Out - 10/13/2013 5:37 PM
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Congratulations Dean! It takes a lot more guts to do the right and responsible thing in Washington than to be controlled by the old, entrenched, power-hungry politicians with thier huge egos and who should have been term-limited years ago. Reduced spending is the key --- not more debt.

Brandi - 10/13/2013 3:49 PM
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It baffles me how the people who voted for Obama are missing the point that Heller is AGREEING with Obama, quoting him and backing his past statements entirely. These liberals loved Obama saying them back then, elected him based upon those (and similar) comments and now have conveniently forgotten them and are trying to make this a tea party issue. Who is the real flip flopper here? Again, please read and repeat as often as necessary to understand this - Senator Obama quoted by Senator Heller in this article is the SAME GUY now called President Obama. Again, repeat as necessary.

teedofftaxpayr - 10/13/2013 12:21 PM
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Face it, the TeaParty members and Heller is one, doesn't want to live up to their responsibilities. If they presented a true budget that cuts EVERYTHING that would be one thing, but they don't. They just cut the programs they don't like. Too much party BS. They're only trying to protect their RICH SUPPORTERS.

Speed - 10/13/2013 11:51 AM
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Interesting that the Senators and Congressmen who are relatively new on the scene appear to be the ones who are willing to make the hard choices,while the "Career Politicians " would rather "go along to get along" and stick with a business-as-usual game plan. I think Heller is doing the right thing. Granted,this is only part of the solution,but it's a start,and since we can't seem to get the spending cut in ANY OTHER way,(Pelosi said "There's nothing left to cut." What Bull that is!),THIS is where we must start the ball rolling. I'm quite sure just about ANY of us,if given the National Budget (Oh-wait-we haven't HAD a budget for...???) to work with could cut spending by 25% without jeopardizing the e"efficiency" of the Government,but THAT would have to include cutting the perks and almost-neccessities these people don't THINK they can live without. Well,they'll be AMAZED what they CAN live without when those things hit the cutting room floor. And,BTW,the failure to raise the debt limit ceiling doesn't necessarily mean the Veterans Benifits have to be cut. If your home income is cut,you don't STOP paying ALL your bills-you re-assess them and figure out what you can pay a little less on,what you can make a call and put off a while,and which ones must still be paid in full. We have people in Government who can do this,and UNLESS Obama decides to use THIS to "make another point",it's pretty likely the Veterans benefits and Military Pay will not be cut much if at all.

t bone - 10/13/2013 11:07 AM
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aeiouy: I too am a veteran. As a veteran I know that my country comes before my personal political leanings. I have a brother who's also a military retiree and has been retired for over twenty years. He's not living from paycheck to paycheck, and he's "got it" better than most civies because he works P-T on the side along with his retirement income. Their (our) benefits are not going to be cancelled but may be delayed. Whatever the case, Senator Heller is determined to no longer pass the debt onto the next generations - who WILL (by no fault of their own) be unprepared for harder times if this debt ceiling isn't resolved. And typically, "left" wingers refuse or fail to respond to the facts of this article - but would rather attack the messenger. The fact being that Obama, as a U.S. Senator made statements that he is unwilling to back-up, although it was effective is ridiculing President Bush for his very own political gain and the widened differences of principles in both parties. Do you leftists not recognize President Obama's blatant current hypocrisy from the days when he was a senator? Lastly I find your assertion that I'm some sort of "tea-bagger" as utterly disdainful, but which is typical of the polarizing elements that progressives have a tendency to resort to when they fail in their debate. Try to stay on topic because otherwise all that we're going to do is become more divided. We need to immediately resolve the issue of the debt ceiling and I support Senator Heller 100%. He's not talking about "instant gratification" as is the case with every democrat in congress - including and especially Senator Reid. He's talking about responsible leadership, foresight, commitment and the unexpected consequences for spending beyond the next generation.

Tommy - 10/13/2013 8:56 AM
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Thank you Dean Heller for trying to save the Republic!

aeiouy - 10/13/2013 8:01 AM
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t bone: We made a commitment to our service people that if they put in the time, they'd earn a military pension. People like "Retired USA" put their lives on the line to defend this country (usually at a modest salary) in order to earn this pension and to support yanking it out from under them once their at the age to need the pension is criminal. This is the same problem with all of you tea-bagger types. We've already made these financial's not an option to walk away from them. I can only hope that someday you are in the same sort of situation and we can apply the 'should've prepared better' mantra to you.

taxpaying mom - 10/13/2013 7:35 AM
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Thank you Mr. Heller! Do not cave to the Bullies!

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