Statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt

Apr 11, 2013, 16:06 ET from Campaign to Fix the Debt

The following is a statement from Jon Romano, Vice President of Communications at the Campaign to Fix the Debt:

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Representative Walden's comments were troubling, cynical and harmful to the process of reaching bipartisan consensus. The current debate on our national debt should not be about the next election cycle, but rather about what kind of future we want to have for our children. Changes to Social Security will have to be made to preserve the life of the system, and political demagoguery puts the system at risk.

"The Campaign is heartened by the House leadership's comments clarifying that entitlement reform must be on the table.  While the rhetoric in Washington is all about how far apart the parties are, the truth is that there is a great deal of consensus emerging around specific deficit-reduction policy ideas, and the Administration and Congress need to remain focused on these policies that can get support from both parties. The American people don't care about political grandstanding; they want to see sensible solutions to our country's fiscal problems. Republicans attacking the President's entitlement reform proposals from the left are not contributing to the deal whose outlines we are beginning to see.

"The Campaign to Fix the Debt is hopeful that the President's budget will be a starting point for productive and bipartisan budget negotiations and that both parties will stop with the political pot shots and work together to get something done for the good of the country. Now is the time for action."

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