As America’s Debt Nears $17 Trillion, Top Republicans Say the Debt Crisis Is Not ‘Immediate’

Current Republican leaders who either can’t or won’t make the case that the Obama-Democrat spending addiction is a massive threat to our country need to step aside.

If John Boehner and Paul Ryan were to play chess against Barack Obama, both would find a way to give away the queen on the opening move.

The nation does not have an “immediate” debt crisis, but a “looming” one which requires attention from lawmakers right now, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

“We do not have an immediate debt crisis,” Boehner said on ABC News’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “But we all know that we have one looming. And we have — one looming — because we have entitlement programs that are not sustainable in their current form. They’re gonna go bankrupt.”

Boehner wasn’t alone. Paul Ryan disappoints just as much.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, echoed Boehner’s position on the nation’s debt on Sunday.

“We do not have a debt crisis right now, but we see it coming,” Ryan said on CBS News’s “Face The Nation.”

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