RAND PAUL: No phony debt ceiling deal
July 11, 2011 By 285 Comments
“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” - Thomas Jefferson - Rand Paul US Senator Campaign for Liberty July 11, 2011 The Washington establishment isn’t one party or the other. Rather, it is the mindset shared by both major parties in Washington that you simply cannot fix our government and balance the budget. I hope I’m wrong, but it seems the establishment is pushing a backroom “deal” to raise the debt limit without really changing the way Washington works. On one day, Speaker Boehner is rumored to be including tax hikes in the deal. Then, the reports turn to a deal to cut small, unspecified, unenforceable amounts in the future. Both deals are wrong, and both deals are shams. Even if they weren’t, our country can’t wait any longer. A future of fiscal responsibility has to start now. You’ve probably seen reports of these rumored deals and know that Speaker Boehner and others don’t seem to have a plan to force the issue of balancing the budget. I can tell you this for certain: Any deal that does not include a strict Balanced Budget Amendment, along with significant, immediate spending cuts that fundamentally change the way Washington operates, is a deal that should be rejected by Republicans in Congress. It certainly will be rejected by the American people. A Balanced Budget Amendment doesn’t even require the signature of the President. It simply needs Congress to stand up and act. Please take a look at the enclosed note from my friend John Tate, President of Campaign for Liberty. C4L has a plan to help stop Congress and the White House from driving our nation over the cliff. It’s vital you take action today to guarantee C4L can take the fight to the establishment and ensure our elected officials hear from grassroots Patriots. For Liberty, Senator Rand Paul, M.D.