3:00 PM EST
Peter Roskam, R-IL 6th

Mr. ROSKAM. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

Madam Speaker, it is the holiday season, and the majority is saying, Cheers.

Here we are, and it's really been an unbelievable party, hasn't it? I mean here we are, and you have all of these folks who have come together, doubling the national debt, as was described, over a 5-year period. The majority will now triple the national debt, and it is as if all they can do is keep serving. No discipline. Hey, cheers. Here you go. Enjoy. Well, here is what happens at the end of that binge. Here is what happens at the end of that kegger:

Ultimately, the old man drives up into the driveway and looks around, and the party is going to be over. Who is going to be there to clean it up? Our children and our grandchildren, Madam Speaker. They are the ones who will be there, taking care of this mess over a long period of time.

So we ought not be continuing serving a government that has been overserved time and time and time again. Instead, what we ought to do is avoid the generational theft, do what is right by our children and grandchildren and not increase this debt.