July 14th, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today released the following statement on the debt ceiling increase and the Cut, Cap and Balance legislation:
“House Speaker John Boehner has a historic chance to take back control over the debt ceiling debate today by joining with his House Republican colleagues in tying any increase in the debt ceiling to passage of cut, cap and balance legislation.
“Cut, cap and balance would cut the existing budget, cap future budget expenditures and move the ball forward in getting a balanced budget amendment through Congress. Failure by Speaker Boehner to pass substantive systemic budget cuts in exchange for any increase in the debt ceiling would be a breach of faith with the American people who entrusted the House of Representatives to his leadership in the historic landslide elections just nine months ago.
“Now, Speaker Boehner needs to move forward and pass the cut, cap and balance legislation through the House, and force the Democratic controlled Senate to confront this issue. The time is now for Speaker Boehner to lead rather than try to make backroom deals with a President who would rather throw the country into default than deal with the spending problems that he, himself, largely created.”
ALG Letter to Members of Congress, July 14th, 2011 at www.getliberty.org/files/LetterCutCapBalance7-14-11.pdf
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