The Washington Times - July 29, 2011, 06:33PM

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, New York Democrat,brought forth the Democrats’ final argument against Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill. 


“Never in our history has there been an intentional disaster, perpetrated by the very people who were elected to be the caretakers of this country,” said Congresswoman Hochul.  “That is exactly what will happen if we refuse to take action to prevent default and pay our nation’s bills now.”

Rep. Hochul introduced an amendment that would cut subsidies from oil companies and corporate jets owners, which later failed to find passage on the floor. 

“Tell me why at a time when we all agree that the deficit must be reduced, we don’t ask Big Oil and companies with corporate jets to help out the country that helped them. 

Congressman David Dreier, California Republican, responded to Ms.Hochul’s remarks saying her amendment was only a way to “increase taxes and class warfare.”