Katie Pavlich

Today when RNC Chairman Reince Priebus gavels in the 2012 RNC convention at 2 p.m., a huge U.S. debt clock, currently ticking toward $16 trillion, will be unveiled as a reminder to voters that Obama's policies aren't working.

"This clock reminds every delegate and every American why we are here in Tampa - because America can and must do better," said Priebus. "Every American's share of the national debt has increased by approximately $16,000 during the current administration.

"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the right leaders at the right time for America. They will turn this fiscal mess around, get people back to work and set our country on a strong foundation for generations to come," Priebus added.

The Romney campaign offers this reminder:

Upon his swearing in as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney inherited a roughly $3 billion budget gap. He led an effort to balance the budget and left the commonwealth with a rainy day fund of more than $2 billion upon leaving office.


Katie Pavlich

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