PRESS RELEASE from RNC Committee on
Davis or Kyle Downey
|August 27, 2012
Start Second Debt Clock Inside Tampa Bay Times Forum
Will tally America's
national debt incurred during the GOP's four-day meeting
- When Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gavels the
convention to order today, a second national debt clock will be
activated, this one measuring increases in U.S. indebtedness during the
four days of the convention.
Priebus announced yesterday that
another debt clock will measure the entire federal debt, now
approaching $16 trillion. Both will be ticking away in full view
convention attendees and television cameras from a location inside the
Tampa Bay Times Forum.
"The first clock will bring home the
full magnitude of the problem, while this second clock will impress
upon the nation just how much our government overspends in the span of
only four days," said Priebus. "Both clocks highlight the magnitude of
our debt problem."
The record-high national debt stands at $15.9
trillion, with nearly a third of this overspending the direct
responsibility of this President.
"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
understand that burdening our children with such massive debt is a loan
on their future," Priebus said. "We can do better than this, and on day
one of the Romney-Ryan Administration, Mitt Romney will take immediate
action to cut federal spending and bring the debt under control."
he was sworn in as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney inherited a
$3 billion budget gap, Priebus recalled. "Thanks to bold,
cost-cutting efforts he initiated, Governor Romney left the taxpayers
with a $2 billion surplus - a 'rainy day' fund - just four years later."
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