Below is a copy of an e-mail that I received from the Progressive Socialist “Fiscal Conservative” Senator Claire McCaskill. This woman is a maniac. She has repetitively voted for the expansion of spending, including TARP and the job “saving” stimulus. She just voted yesterday for a $15 billion dollar “jobs bill” which is effectively more spending. Yeah, so did Scott Brown and Kit Bond. Alright! Bipartisanship stupidity!
It’s going to take full, comprehensive budget reform to break the cycle of debt and put us back on track. I am committed to making that reform a reality.
But the first piece of the puzzle is holding down government spending where we can. That’s why Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and I are offering an amendment that would cap increases in discretionary spending through 2014 and encourage the President to renew the caps when they expire.
Discretionary spending only makes up about a third of the federal budget, so this amendment alone won’t solve our huge fiscal problems.
Much more will need to be done. I introduced legislation that would re-institute a Pay-As-You-Go law that would force across-the-board spending cuts if Congress passed any legislation that increased spending or cut taxes without offsetting the cost. I also support efforts to create a Fiscal Task Force, which would propose legislation to close the long term budget gap and submit it to Congress for a vote.
The reason this is so important is our back is against a wall – unless the debt limit is raised our country will default on our debt, our nation’s credit will be ruined, inviting a new global economic crisis.
People who say we should let our nation default are being irresponsible, but we can’t keep kicking the can down the road – that’s why I’m introducing this amendment.
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All the best,