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Bono Mack responds to debt deal

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, said she voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to avoid defaulting on America's debt.

The House passed a bill Monday to cut spending by $2.1 trillion and raise the debt ceiling until 2013.

The vote came one day before the Aug. 2 deadline for the government to begin defaulting on its loans.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, who voted in favor of the bill, said the legislation is only a start.

"Within 25 years, interest on our nation’s debt, as well as entitlement spending, will surpass all federal revenues,'' Bono Mack said. "Tough decisions must still be made. But to save critically important programs like Social Security and Medicare, it’s imperative that we finally close the curtain on runaway deficits."

Now it is up to the senate, which will take a vote on Tuesday.

Jane August 02, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Mary Bono-Mack voted the party line like she always does. Time we elected someone to represent the Coachella Valley who votes for what's best for our lives and for America. I'm glad the debt ceiling got raised, but not happy with the terms of the deal.
Tony Ballew August 02, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Too many old school, old line, "I made mine so screw everyone else" Republicans in Mary's disctrict for anyone else to have a shot at winning.
Sandra August 02, 2011 at 10:29 PM
DITTO JANE. Mary Bono Mack has no worrries like most Republicans who are Congressmen, Senators or the Mack family they are mostly millionaires or billionaires and they watch out for one another. Nice of her to "close the curtain" to help save medicare and social security. Did anyone EVER tell her that Social Security is what WE paid into for our future just in case WE don't make millions or billions. Time for the Coachella Valley democrats to get together and vote for someone who really cares about our welfare.

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