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Tiahrt, Moran on deficit

Rep. Todd Tiahrt (right), R-Goddard, said in a statement that new 10-year budget deficit projections of $9 trillion confirmed the need to repeal the federal stimulus plan and showed that President Obama's and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "out-of-control spending is leading our country toward fiscal calamity." Tiahrt said that the "skyrocketing deficit numbers should serve as a wake-up call to the administration that you cannot borrow and spend your way out of a recession."Tiahrt's GOP opponent in the U.S. Senate race in 2010, Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, acknowledged that both parties share blame for the deficits. "Even though the numbers released today are the outcome of years of massive government spending, they are growing exponentially worse,” Moran said in a statement Wednesday. He called on Congress to "stop adding additional government programs and reduce wasteful government spending to prevent us from bankrupting our country and increasing the burden on future generations."