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Jason Chaffetz, R-UT 3rd
Mr. CHAFFETZ. I thank the gentleman.
Madam Speaker, I am a freshman in this body. I didn't help create this mess, but I am here to help clean it up. The fact of the matter is we have to spend less than we are spending now. We have to be responsible stewards of the American people's money.
We are $12 trillion in debt. Remember, if you spend $1 million a day every day, it would take you nearly 3,000 years just to get to $1 trillion, and we are $12 trillion in debt. When is this body going to say no?
This body is not making difficult decisions. I am sorry, but the Democrats in control have refused to find a solution to things that don't cost literally hundreds of billions of dollars every time we turn around. We can't be all things to all people. We have to learn to say ``no.'' At what point will there actually be a cap? At what point will there actually be a ceiling? We see no hope on the horizon for that.
We have got to be responsible stewards of the American people's money. We cannot be all things to all people. We are spending nearly $600 million a day just in interest on our debt.