"Raising the debt ceiling does not solve the fundamental problem that our federal government spends more money than it takes in. That is why I conditioned my vote to raise the debt ceiling on the inclusion of reforms to address our spending, specifically our ballooning entitlement spending, including the latest entitlement - Obamacare. That's the responsible, common sense thing to do. Since the bill being voted on tonight does none of these things, I cannot support it.
"I came to Washington to change the way things are done in this town. I still believe it is immoral for our government to continue living for today while saddling our children with the debt and inevitable tax increases to pay for it."