Senator David Perdue Calls Out Debt Crisis At CPAC

“If we don’t do something about the debt, we’ll lose the ability to do the right thing.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) participated in a panel discussion at CPAC on tackling the $22 trillion debt crisis and promoting conservative values.

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National Security Threat: “There are a number of military experts who have said for years that this growing debt is the greatest threat to national security. It’s also a great threat to our social institutions. We can’t do the right things for our people anymore because of the size of debt.”

$1 Million Per Household: “The debt crisis has been building over the last 15 and 20 years. We have $130 trillion unfunded liabilities coming at us in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, pensions for federal employees, and interest on the debt in the next 30 years. That amounts to $1 million for every household in America.”

Tackle Health Care Costs: “As conservatives, we have to finally start the debate about health care costs – not just health insurance. That’s what the distraction of Obamacare was. We need to talk about the drivers of health care costs, which are causing Medicare to go up.”

Do The Right Thing: “If we don’t deal with our debt, it will affect our ability to do the things we do today – pave roads, educate our children, manage health care. These are things we take for granted in the United States, but when you have a $22 trillion national debt, you lose the ability to the right thing.”

Greater Accountability: “We have to hold elected officials accountable. I’m an outsider in the belly of the beast here. I believe in term limits. I believe that you and I can have an impact on this town, but we have to maintain accountability of the people we put in office.”


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.