NY GOP Chairman Cox: David Weprin's $10 Trillion Memory Deficit Breathtaking

ALBANY, NY... Today, New York State Republican Party Chairman, Ed Cox released the following statement regarding David Weprin's $10 Trillion Memory Deficit.

"During a recent meeting with the New York Daily News Editorial Board, David Weprin was asked how large our national debt was, to which he replied, 'trillions.'  When pressed he responded, 'I got caught up on this once before.  About four trillion.'  For a man who flaunts his career in public finance and his time spent as Chairman of the City Council Finance Committee, his ignorance of the basic financial fact of our national debt is breathtaking."

"According to the Treasury Department, our national debt has hit $14.639 trillion.  David Weprin missed the mark by $10.639 trillion.  With our national debt skyrocketing at a faster rate under President Obama than at any time prior, David Weprin proved his inability to know basic facts about one of the most pressing issues facing Washington."  

"This should come as no surprise, though.  A massive multi-million-dollar slush-fund scandal occurred right under Weprin's nose when he was Chairman of the City Council Finance Committee.  He claimed he didn't know anything about it.  Once again, David Weprin was ignorant."

"Contrast that with the record of Bob Turner, a successful business owner and executive who understands the fundamental economic principles of lower taxes, less spending, and a balanced budget.  On September 13th, the voters of this district have a chance to send Washington a message, and Bob Turner is the right man to deliver it."