The nation sinks deeper into red ink
Tell Congress to say "No!" to increasing the debt ceiling
July 6, 2011
What is it with our elected representatives in Washington? Why won't they do what most Americans want done: Cut spending dramatically and don't raise the federal debt ceiling.
Polls consistently show three things about the American voter: (1) They don't want the debt ceiling raised; (2) they don't want taxes raised; and (3) they want spending reduced but can't reach a consensus on exactly what to cut when it comes to federal spending.
So Congress' mandate seems clear: heed the American people on the first two points and then make the necessary compromises on the third issue. Cut something from everywhere. That way, to borrow an expression from the financial world, everyone will have a little "skin in the game."
Tell Congress to lower the federal debt, not provide a way to increase it! For every dollar the federal government spends, it borrows 40 cents. (To see the nation's debt rise right before your very eyes, go to www.afa.net/debt and watch it in real time!)
Send an e-mail to your representative and senators telling them "No!" to increasing the debt ceiling and asking them to stop the spending.
||Send an e-mail to your representative and senators telling them "No!" to increasing the debt ceiling and asking them to stop the spending.