“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 12 July 1816 ~
It’s great to see that the House of Representatives actually passed the Cut Cap & Balance Act with a vote of 234 to 190. (Why did Michelle Bachmann vote “no”?! Update – She took a pledge not to raise the debt ceiling. Integrity. OK then. We didn’t need her vote to get it passed.) But that’s just one small battle – the war for fiscal responsibility continues.
The Senate’s proposals are all basically worthless as Heritage Network’s Foundry reports:
A group of U.S. Senators called the Gang of Six has cobbled together the third Senate-originated half-baked idea this week that would lead to hiking the debt limit. All three Senate approaches — the McConnell Plan, the McConnell-Reid “Just Borrow More” Plan, and now the Gang of Six “Maybe Later in the Year” Plan — have one thing in common: procedural gimmicks that promise Congress will do in the future what it won’t do now to control spending. The time has passed for procedural gimmickry — Congress should cut spending and cut it now.
Any attempt to raise the debt ceiling without significant budget cuts at this point is unacceptable and totally irresponsible. Although the self-styled aristocrats in the Senate will in all likelihood vote the CC&B plan down, it’s still important that “We the People” let them know we want it passed.
Here or here are lists of all Congressional members by state. I plan on contacting Michigan’s two
doofus – ah – Democrat Senators again to remind them that the “governed” no longer consent to this out-of-control debt.
Also, if your rep voted for the plan you might want to thank them for doing the right thing. Here’s the House roll call on the vote.
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
~ Winston Churchill ~