Graham Wants Debt Ceiling Increase Tied to Spending Reforms

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “said Sunday that he ‘will not vote for the debt ceiling increase’ unless it’s accompanied by spending and entitlement reform,” The Hill reports.

On NBC’s "Meet the Press," Graham said he wants to see spending back at 2008 levels with cuts in discretionary spending.

"Let’s see if we can find bipartisan reform on Social Security before we raise the debt ceiling," Graham said.

Calling the debate a "good opportunity to find common ground," the senator said it was necessary to begin enacting the debt commission’s recommendations on entitlement reform "before it’s too late."


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