unveils debt clock inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum
brandished a giant clock with the national debt balooning to almost $16
Earnest August 27, 2012
Media TAMPA, Fla—When Republican National Committee
Chairman Reince Priebus gavels the convention to order today, a second
national debt clock will be activated, this one measuring increases in
U.S. indebtedness during the four days of the convention. Priebus
announced yesterday that another debt clock will measure the entire
federal debt, now approaching $16 trillion. Both will be ticking away
in full view of convention attendees and television cameras from a
location inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
"The first clock
will bring home the full magnitude of the problem, while this second
clock will impress upon the nation just how much our government
overspends in the span of only four days," said Priebus. "Both clocks
highlight the magnitude of our debt problem."
the heavily-guarded Tampa Bay Times Forum is hosting the GOP Convention
national debt stands at $15.9 trillion, with nearly a third of this
overspending the direct responsibility of this President.
Romney and Paul Ryan understand that burdening our children with such
massive debt is a loan on their future," Priebus said. "We can do better
than this, and on day one of the Romney-Ryan Administration, Mitt
Romney will take immediate action to cut federal spending and bring the
debt under control."
When he was sworn in as governor of
Massachusetts, Mitt Romney inherited a $3 billion budget gap, Priebus
recalled. "Thanks to bold, sensible cost-cutting efforts he initiated,
Governor Romney left the taxpayers with a $2 billion surplus - a 'rainy
day' fund - just four years later."Add