Pawlenty aide: debt ‘deal is nothing to celebrate’

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Tim Pawlenty’s spokesman slammed the potential deal to end the debt ceiling negotiations, calling it “nothing to celebrate.”

“This deal is nothing to celebrate,” said Pawlenty spokesman Alex Conant. “Only in Washington would the political class think it’s a victory when the government narrowly avoids default, agrees to go further into debt, and does little to reform a spending system that cannot be sustained by our children and grandchildren. While no further evidence was needed, this entire debt ceiling fiasco demonstrates that President Obama must be replaced.” (RELATED: Romney ‘cannot support’ debt deal)

Pawlenty supported Cut, Cap, Balance, but opposed the plan suggested by Speaker of the House John Boehner.