Thursday, December 15, 2011

Senator Mark Pryor Ignores Nation’s $15 Trillion Debt Crisis, Votes No on Balanced Budget Amendment

Is balancing the budget asking too much of Senator Pryor?

Little Rock, Ark. – Republican Party of Arkansas Communications Director Katherine Vasilos released the following statement after Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) voted no on S.J.Res.10, the Balanced Budget Amendment:
“It’s disappointing Senator Mark Pryor voted against a measure to responsibly balance our nation’s budget and protect the American economy. Rather than aiding in the re-election of a president who has increased out debt by $4.4 trillion since taking office, Senator Pryor needs to join with Arkansas Republicans and commit to spending less and reducing our budget deficit. In Arkansas, we are legally required to balance the budget. It shouldn’t be asking too much for Senator Pryor and Washington to do the same. Arkansans deserve better from their senior senator.”
Senator Pryor Votes No on Balanced Budget Amendment
(United States Senate, S.J.Res. 10, Roll Call Votes, 12/14/11))

Senator Mark Pryor “completely disagree[s]” with a Balanced Budget Amendment
Senator Pryor: “There are a lot of people who think a balanced-budget amendment solves all the fiscal problems. I completely disagree.” (Peter Urban, Pryor Tilts Balanced Budget, Southwest Times Record, 11/17/11)

National Debt Exceeds $15 Trillion (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 12/6/11)

National Debt Has Increased by $4.4 Trillion Since Obama Took Office (Ibid

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