Senator LeMieux: Federal Debt Surpasses $12 Trillion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today commented on the U.S. national debt reaching $12 trillion.
“We cannot afford the government we have, let alone the government that the majority in this Congress wants. This dreadful milestone is a stark reminder that government spending is out of control and continues unabated at an unsustainable pace,” said LeMieux. “At $12 trillion dollars and growing, controlling our national debt should be viewed as a national priority. We currently pay more than $700 million dollars a day in interest payments, alone. Our government needs to spend less, save more, and pay down our debt in order to avoid passing along this burden to future generations.”