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The House of Representatives is likely to vote on whether or not to raise the debt ceiling on Tuesday of this week, right after the Memorial Day break. Republican leaders plan to oppose this increase, but they need all the support they can get and as many votes as possible on board for fiscal responsibility.
You can help send a message on this vitally important issue by reminding your representative that the voters are looking towards 2012 and fiscal responsibility and keeping our national debt under control are your top priorities.
The idea that we would consider increasing our national debt beyond the current $14.3 trillion is irresponsible and downright frightening. We need to learn to control spending and we need to start now. No more blank checks for bureaucrats and pork projects. Let’s draw a line in the sand and tell them we’ve had enough.
Right now we owe $50,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States. That’s completely unsustainable. Let’s end the War on Drugs and end the War on Terror and make some serious cuts in discretionary spending. The first step to doing that is just to stop the spending. Then Sen. Rand Paul (RLC-KY) and Sen. Pat Toomey (RLC-PA) have both offered superior plans for balancing the budget and we should move forward with their ideas.
We urge you to write or call your Representative (Democrat or Republican) on Tuesday morning and demand that they vote against raising the debt ceiling. You can use the convenient form below to find out how best to contact them.
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I hope you can take time to call and email your Representatives on Tuesday morning. Tell them to hold out and resist raising the debt ceiling and look for ways to cut spending and pay down the debt instead. We can’t afford to wait for decades or even years to get this situation under control.