Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Raising the Debt Ceiling: A Bad Precedent And A Bad Continuing Policy

From http://www.teapartypatriots.org

Raising the Debt Ceiling: A Bad Precedent And A Bad Continuing Policy

In a recent conference call poll, Tea Party Patriots' local coordinators were asked if they were opposed to raising the debt ceiling. 94% said yes, they are opposed to the raise. The question that profligate politicians must answer is "when is enough, enough?"

They continue to wait until the very last moment to address serious fiscal issues (see the tax increase deal at the end of 2010), and then use the short timeframe to manufacture a crisis that they say can only be solved with more spending and back-room deals.

If any lawmakers consider voting to increase the debt ceiling, without demanding significant spending cuts in return, they need to know this: We will remember. The future of this country depends on the courage of our Representatives to cut spending, reform the budget, reform entitlements, and return power back to the people. It is time for the members of Congress to act like adults instead of teenagers on a spending spree with their parents' credit card.

We understand what is at stake. The question remains: do the politicians?

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