Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said President Barack Obama “needs to admit” his economic policies “have failed” America. To back up his assertion, West cited the national debt increase under Obama’s watch.

“What people have to understand, there’s one simple reason why we’re in this situation right now. There has been close to $4-and-a-half trillion dollars of new debt that has come about in two-and-a-half years since President Obama took office,” said West after a press conference about the Priority Spending Act of 2011.

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