Rep. Broun: Lower country club membership an effect of a bad economy

A conservative member of the House warned that one consequence of the a weak economy is declining membership at country clubs.

"When someone is overextended and broke they don't continue paying for expensive automobiles, they sell the expensive automobiles and buy a cheaper one. They don't continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club," Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) said Wednesday on MSNBC.

In the same interview, Broun has also reiterated his call to lower the debt ceiling rather than raise it.

"What we need to do is pay down the debt, we need to create a strong economy, create jobs, and raising the debt ceiling is just going to make it worse long term in my opinion so that's the reason I think we need to go back to the drawing board." Broun said. 

"We need to do everything we can to cut expenses across the board of the federal government so that we can put this financial house in order. We cannot continue this fiscal fiasco in Washington. We have to pay down the debt and stop creating more."

Broun also said he did not plan to support House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) debt-ceiling plan, which aims to raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion and cut federal spending by the same amount or more. 

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