CNN Opinion: Blue Dog Leadership Calls on Democrats to Embrace Fiscal Discipline

Feb 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, in an exclusive CNN Opinion editorial, the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)—pointed out President Trump’s failure to mention the nation’s looming fiscal crisis during last week’s State of the Union address. In a time when the Republican Party has abandoned fiscal discipline, Blue Dog leadership called on the Democratic Party to embrace it. 


Trump left this out of the State of the Union: America's debt crisis

By Reps. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)

CNN Opinion

February 10, 2019


“President Donald Trump's State of the Union failed to mention one potential looming crisis: our nation's ever-growing and unprecedented level of debt. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently released a stark economic projection for our nation: America is continuing down a dangerous fiscal path. Our growing debt poses a threat to the US economy and the quality of life of every American -- not to mention our national security and our ability to respond to unexpected challenges.


“Today, our national debt has reached a troubling level at nearly $22 trillion -- and it's projected to grow continuously unless we do something about it. Split between every man, woman and child, each person in this country holds a share of about $67,000 of the debt.


“The interest on our debt is now the fastest growing part of the federal budget, over education, defense, health care or Social Security.”


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