Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Less talk, more action from GOP "Leaders"!!!

I received an email from Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner. I immediately shot back the following reply:

Speaker Boehner -

Do you mean what you say? The American people would like to see Republicans stand on the principles that they espouse. Seems once you are safely entrenched in Washington for another two years, you forget those promises you made.

I am disappointed with the Republican Party as a whole and how little you got in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget battle. In my eyes you lost big time.

We must stop spending. A good place to start is DECREASING the debt ceiling back a couple of billion instead of raising it even one blue cent.

Please DO something ... I for one am quite tired of all the rhetoric and empty promises!

Sincerely,

- GregJaye




JOHN BOEHNER'S E-BULLETIN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
 
No Debt Limit Increase Without Significant Cuts And Reforms

This week, I addressed the Economic Club of New York on our efforts to create a better environment for private sector job growth by cutting government spending, preventing job-crushing tax hikes, and eliminating excessive federal regulations.  One of the major issues that I addressed in my remarks is something that I know that many of you have questions and concerns about: President Obama’s request that we raise the national debt limit.  
 
While it is true that allowing America to default by refusing to allow any increase in the debt limit once it expires would be irresponsible, it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process. 

In my speech, I made clear that without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt limit increase.  These cuts should be greater than the accompanying increase in debt authority the president is given, and they should be actual cuts and program reforms.  Broad deficit or debt targets that punt the tough questions to the future are not acceptable.
 
 We need to send a signal to investors and entrepreneurs everywhere that America is serious about dealing with our spending addiction.  We must increase confidence in our economy and reduce uncertainty for small businesses.  We need to encourage the creation American jobs.

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