Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Raising the roof over the debt ceiling


The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking for the vote of the readers on that particular issue along with any related comment. Occasionally I will respond and make a comment on the issue raised, as I did on today’s topic.

The Hot Issue:

Do you think Congress should raise the federal debt ceiling without huge budget cuts?

______ Yes
__ X __ No

My Response:

No, in fact, Congress should LOWER the debt ceiling and immediately cut spending. The crisis is not an insufficient debt ceiling. The crisis is that government has been SPENDING beyond its means. Enough is enough. We need to get a handle on our expenditures. If it mean drastic cuts across the board, so be it.

I believe that most Americans want Washington's spending spree to stop. This is a winning political issue. More importantly, it's the right thing to do. It's the moral thing to do. This is why the GOP won the majority seats in the House of Representatives. The big question is will the Republicans stand on principle or will they bow to Wasting-a-ton, D.C. mentality, the way we've always done it, and raise the ceiling? 

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