Day After Obama Promises to Curb Spending-Dems Pass Largest Debt Increase in History Tip: Gateway Pundit After tripling the national deficit in one year, last night Democratic President Barack Obama promised he would not leave Americans with a mountain of debt. Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, its time to try something new. Lets invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Lets meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Lets try common sense To do that, we have to recognize that we face more than a deficit of dollars right now. We face a deficit of trust - deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; to give our people the government they deserve. Today ALL 60 democrats in the US Senate voted for the largest increase in debt in US history. The Hill reported: Senate Democrats passed a $1.9 trillion increase in the federal debt limit Thursday, seeking to push off another politically painful debt vote until after the midterm elections. All 60 Democrats and no Republicans voted for the debt limit increase. The measure, which the House has yet to vote on, would put the debt ceiling at roughly $14.3 trillion.