Then & Now: The changing rhetoric in the debt-limit debate: Page 8 of 8

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) vs. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)

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Pence June 27, 2002

I came here believing as so many people I represent believe that if you owe debts, pay debts.

Pence June 1, 2011

The American people are tired of this era of runaway federal spending in Washington, D.C. I was glad to see an overwhelming and bipartisan majority reject what the White House had originally called for, which was a clean vote on the debt ceiling.

From the: Oval Office | Treasury
Democrats: Obama | Reid | Rangel
Republicans: Grassley | Pence

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