Republican president candidate Herman Cain today called out President Obama on the debt ceiling fight, accusing the Democrat of using the situation to demand more taxes and more spending to meet his own desires.

During an appearance on the Steve Gill Show,Cain, the former chief of Godfather’s Pizza, said Republican congressional leaders should ignore Obama’s “scare tactics” about hurting “old people, children and puppy dogs.”

“This debt ceiling thing should not have become a crisis,” Cain said on the Steve Gill Show. “This president allowed it to become a crisis so he could use it as leverage to get what HE wants … which is to raise taxes and keep on spending. The American people are saying ‘no’.”

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