I don’t want to repeat a lot of the great points that Erick has made already about the McConnell “contingency deal.” The proposal is a dereliction of duty and everything that we all hate about Washington. It punts responsibility at exactly the point when Republicans want Americans to give them more. The Club for Growth has announced that we oppose the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi deal and we’ll be Key Voting against it for multiple reasons.
This is a critical moment in the debate over the debt ceiling. I can tell you now that any Republican who votes to give President Obama MORE power, allowing him to RAISE the debt ceiling WITHOUT guaranteed spending cuts and a Balanced Budget Amendment …well, I can tell you that voting to do so is selling out. It means you put politics before principle. It means you put elections before doing what’s right. It means you care more about protecting your job than saving America.
Senator McConnell and the rest of the Republicans in the Senate and in the House need to hear it from the Tea Party movement. They need to hear it from the grassroots. Erick has written on here many times for Republicans to “hold the freaking line.” I couldn’t agree more.
Call your Reps and Senators now and tell them you oppose the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi “contingency deal.”
President, Club for Growth