Election 2012

GOP Convention's Brief Activity Monday All About Debt

Debt clock meant to illustrate the administration's "fiscal recklessness."


Republicans gaveled in their convention in Tampa on Monday and took their first swipe at President Obama by starting a debt clock meant to illustrate the administration's "fiscal recklessness." 

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called the GOP convention to order at 2 p.m. and recessed the event after unveiling the debt clock.

"This clock reminds every delegate and every American why we are here in Tampa — because America can and must do better," Priebus said. "Every American's share of the national debt has increased by approximately $16,000 during the current administration."