As ‘crunch time’ approaches, Cantor rejects vote on short-term debt limit

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Posted: Jun 21, 2011 3:21 PM
As ‘crunch time’ approaches, Cantor rejects vote on short-term debt limit
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday that calling a vote on whether to raise the debt ceiling for a few months would run counter to Republicans’ goal of making big changes to the government’s spending habits.

“I don’t see how multiple votes on a debt-ceiling increase can help get us to where we want to go, which is we want big reforms, we want big spending cuts and a big change as to how this town works,” the Virginia Republican said at his weekly roundtable with reporters. “And to me, it is the case of having to make some tough decisions. I’m not so sure that if we can’t make the tough decisions now, why would we be making those tough decisions later?”