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February 7, 2016

Barr: My Newborn Girl Owes $53,000 to the Man

Rep. Andy Barr and his wife, Carol, welcomed their newborn baby girl to the world last week. In a Sunday newsletter, the Kentucky Republican called little Mary Clay “a beautiful gift from God” — and then quickly tied the news to his concerns about the national debt.

“My top priority as your representative in Congress is to reduce our rapidly growing national debt that is choking our economy and which, if left unchecked, will cripple the futures of our children and grandchildren,” the constituent newsletter reads.

Barr heralded his daughter’s birth with a graphic that includes such cutesy statistics as her weight, time of birth and … her share of the national debt.


Catherine Gatewood, communications director for Barr, confirmed Mary Clay’s birth to HOH and said the congressman is mum on what it’s like to be back from recess with a debt-saddled infant back home in the Bluegrass State.

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  • sonnyboy1

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    benefits to newly legalized immigrants over their lifetimes — only
    partially counterbalanced by $3 trillion they would pay in taxes. So add that to your daughters IOU’s.

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