Boo Hoo: Dems Complain About Presence Of Debt Clock On Capitol Hill February 27, 2013  8:14 am

national-debtSome members of Congress apparently don’t like to be reminded about how much debt the country continues to rack up.

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock.

California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing.

“Clearly it is a political prop designed to message ideologically,” Ellison said.

Waters asked that the debt clock not be on display whenever Democrats spoke, Hensarling said during the hearing.

“At the request of the ranking member, the national debt clock will not be put on the screens during Democratic time,” said Hensarling, a Texas Republican.


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4 Responses to Boo Hoo: Dems Complain About Presence Of Debt Clock On Capitol Hill

1 .Comment from mayim

February 27, 2013 at 8:49 am
They should put them up on billboards in high traffic areas

2 .Comment from Reformed democrat

February 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm
This should be hung in the senate and congressional buildings

3 .Comment from Anonymous

February 28, 2013 at 1:04 am
Mayim, you mean the dems? They would look great hanging up there!

4 .Comment from Anonymous

February 28, 2013 at 11:12 am
, prefer that all bad or damaging news be swept under the rug and ignored.


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