WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the weekly Republican radio and online address Sen. Saxby Chambliss says that as the United
States celebrates Independence Day, the national debt is one of the most dangerous threats confronting the country.
Chambliss said the country's $13 trillion debt will leave the U.S.
vulnerable and force future generations to "pay higher taxes to
foot the bill for Democrats' out-of-control spending."
Chambliss criticized President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats for spending money the country doesn't have even as its citizens clip coupons and pinch pennies.
Chambliss says that while 43 cents of every government dollar
spent is borrowed, "Congress and this White House still continue to splurge."
He says the money would be better spent on national defense or returned to taxpayers.