NEW: Hinckley Warns Thousands of Layoffs Within Defense Industry in RI
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
At a press conference outside the General Dynamics Electric Boat facility in Quonset, Republican Senate candidate Barry Hinckley today demanded that Congress take immediate action to address the looming sequestration crisis which could result in thousands of Rhode Island layoffs.
Hinckley blamed Democratic incumbent Sheldon Whitehouse specifically because he sits on the budget committee in the senate
"My opponent, Sheldon Whitehouse, is clearly part of the problem. He sits on the Budget Committee in a Senate that has failed to even produce a budget in over three years," Hinckley said. "Actually, if you point that stubborn fact out to Senator Whitehouse, he will tell you that the Senate did pass a budget: the Budget Control Act of 2011, the very piece of legislation that created the sequester we're talking about today. I was harshly critical of the Budget Control Act when it was being debated, because it raised the debt ceiling while completely failing to deal with our crushing deficit. Instead, the law punted the debt issue to a ‘supercommittee,’ which predictably failed to reach an agreement in this hyper-partisan environment."
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