Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rep. Jim Jordan Discusses the ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance Act’

Hat tip goes to the Americans for Limited Government (ALG) and Bill Wilson for this great interview with my Congressman from the 4th District in Ohio. Rep. Jim Jordan is one of the key players on the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011. The bill successfully passed the House last night and is now on its way for a vote in the Senate.

Cut, Cap and Balance is the only substantive plan out there, with the exception of U.S. Senator Tom Coburn’s recent plan to trim $9 Trillion over the next 10 years. What the President, the Democrats, and Senator Mitch McConnell propose is a joke and what one member of Congress described last night as “Passing, Punting, and Kicking” the problem down the road like we have always done, instead of the serious Cut, Cap and Balance approach.

The President and the Democrats constantly mouthed the mantra of taking a balanced APPROACH. There is something off center about that idea. Their scale is heavily weighted toward more taxes and more spending. A preferred approach is a balanced AMENDMENT, though not perfect, would hold the Congressional and Executive branch spendthrifts’ feet to the fire. It would provide a semblance of ACCOUNTABILITY, which is seriously lacking in Wasting-a-ton, D.C.!


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