Republicans pushed back on Monday against President Obama’s assertion that voting against raising the debt ceiling amounts to voting for the government to default, pointing to then-Sen. Obama’s 2006 vote against raising the federal borrowing limit.
OBAMA VOTED AGAINST RAISING THE DEBT CEILING IN 2006 AND FOR DEFAULT (BY HIS REASONING)
— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) January 14, 2013
Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), argued that the debt-ceiling battle doesn’t have to be a perpetual one as Obama has suggested – as long as the president “gets serious” about reforming government spending.
The President could absolutely never have to deal with the debt limit again. It will just require him to get serious about spending cuts.
— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) January 14, 2013