(RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on the deficit

With the Republicans now willing to hike taxes out of fear of becoming the next Greece, the odds of the super committee going super big are increasing.

“America has crossed an unthinkable threshold: our national debt now exceeds $15 trillion dollars. That’s more than $48,000 per citizen,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said. “In 2009, President Obama promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Instead, he further accelerated its growth, producing three years of record deficits.”