Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: President's Actions Contradict His Words

Nov 18, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, DC- During a FOX News interview President Obama is quoted as saying, “It is important though to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession.”

Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement about the President’s interview:

“It is ironic that this statement comes from a President which:

•    Advocated a government takeover of Healthcare that would cost more than $1.3 trillion

•    Supports a Cap and Trade bill that increases spending by $864 billion

•    Passed a so-called stimulus that cost $787 billion and is advocating for a second one

•    Presented a budget that doubles the debt after 5 years, and triples it after 10 years

•    Brought the national debt to an astonishing $12 trillion

•    Continues a dangerous pattern of borrowing and spending


The facts prove that the President’s actions contradict his words.  In the face of record high unemployment and an unsustainable deficit, Speaker Pelosi and the President continue to borrow and spend at a reckless and irresponsible pace, choosing to ignore the harsh reality that Americans are facing,” said Diaz-Balart.