FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2012
Contact: Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Oklahoma’s Fifth District
E-mail: [email protected]
Incumbent Raises National Debt by $2.4 trillion in just two years!
Read the recent AP article in the San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/
Edmond, Oklahoma– Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, speaks to the fact that his opponent, James Lankford, has raised the national debt by $2.4 trillion in his two years in congress.
“The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. In the 236 year period between 1776 and today, the United States has run up a debt of $16 trillion. During Rep. James Lankford’s two years in the U.S. House, approximately $2.4 trillion has been added to the national debt! $2.4 trillion is more than 1/8 of the entire national debt in the 236 year history of our great country! Mr. Lankford promised voters that he is a deficit hawk and he would get federal budget deficits and the national debt under control. As a member of the House Budget Committee, and as a member of the dominant ideological faction in the majority party in the house, he has utterly failed to keep this campaign promise. He has made things worse! The U.S. Constitution requires that all spending bills must originate in the house. Without Mr. Lankford’s votes, and the votes of his colleagues who form the dominant faction in his majority party in the U.S. House, not one dime can be constitutionally spent,” said Guild.
Guild concluded, “There are good reasons that Mr. Lankford and his congressional colleagues have received the three lowest approval ratings in the history of the country!”
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Guild is the Democratic Nominee, currently running for the Congressional seat in the Fifth District of Oklahoma. For more information about Tom and his campaign, visitwww.guildforcongress.com