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The Debt- Call from Sen. Michael Bennet to sign Petition

 
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The Debt- Call from Sen. Michael Bennet to sign Petition
I received an email from my Colorado Senator- Michael Bennet- to sign a petition to raise the debt limit. My reply follows:

"All of you in Washington need to learn to live within your means…that means no more credit and cut spending. Because the Congress has sufficiently demonstrated that it cannot do this itself, we need a constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment that forces it to. NO DEBT CEILING INCREASE…you collectively (and yes, I mean both sides of the aisle) have spent enough. Like Ron Paul said, if debt is the problem, why do you want more of it? CUT SPENDING!

While we’re at it, we also need term limits (2 terms only each for the House, the Senate, and the Presidency) to ensure that those who serve do so out of a desire to SERVE, thus eliminating the current class of career politicians who ultimately/eventually vote in their own self-interest, not the Country’s. We need to return to a “citizen” legislature. In that spirit, we also need to NOT provide a lifetime pension for those who do serve, NOT provide a lifetime of healthcare that ordinary citizens do not have access to, and NOT allow Congress to not pay into Social Security. All legislators should return to private life satisfied with the knowledge they served their country…that’s it. They should be subject to the same healthcare options, job opportunities (or not), and retirement options that ordinary Americans enjoy (or not). They should be subject to the same laws they passed while in office, just like everyone else.

THIS is the revolution I would like to see…the people speaking at the ballot box until such time that Congress once again serves the will of the people…NOT themselves. The current system is irrevocably broken and needs a severe overhaul…THAT is change I can believe in. And if you have doubts that my dream of a Congress as envisioned by the Founding Fathers is not possible again in the future…I can only say “Wait for it…YES WE CAN”!

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I think most would agree with what your saying, we do need to do something to fix this mess. However, raising the debt ceiling has nothing to do with this. We need to raise the debt limit to cover existing bills so the economy doesn't collapse.
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I received an email from my Colorado Senator- Michael Bennet- to sign a petition to raise the debt limit. My reply follows:

"All of you in Washington need to learn to live within your means…that means no more credit and cut spending. Because the Congress has sufficiently demonstrated that it cannot do this itself, we need a constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment that forces it to. NO DEBT CEILING INCREASE…you collectively (and yes, I mean both sides of the aisle) have spent enough. Like Ron Paul said, if debt is the problem, why do you want more of it? CUT SPENDING!

While we’re at it, we also need term limits (2 terms only each for the House, the Senate, and the Presidency) to ensure that those who serve do so out of a desire to SERVE, thus eliminating the current class of career politicians who ultimately/eventually vote in their own self-interest, not the Country’s. We need to return to a “citizen” legislature. In that spirit, we also need to NOT provide a lifetime pension for those who do serve, NOT provide a lifetime of healthcare that ordinary citizens do not have access to, and NOT allow Congress to not pay into Social Security. All legislators should return to private life satisfied with the knowledge they served their country…that’s it. They should be subject to the same healthcare options, job opportunities (or not), and retirement options that ordinary Americans enjoy (or not). They should be subject to the same laws they passed while in office, just like everyone else.

THIS is the revolution I would like to see…the people speaking at the ballot box until such time that Congress once again serves the will of the people…NOT themselves. The current system is irrevocably broken and needs a severe overhaul…THAT is change I can believe in. And if you have doubts that my dream of a Congress as envisioned by the Founding Fathers is not possible again in the future…I can only say “Wait for it…YES WE CAN”!

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1:48pm | These 4 GOP senators have not opposed the Reid plan.
Brown, Snowe, Collins, Murkowski. Reid needs three more Republicans to end debate on the measure tonight.



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2:33pm | Compromise vs. Solutions:
Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MS): "We hear [Democrats] talk a lot about compromise. The American people want solutions."


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2:19pm | Democrats love The Wall Street Journal today.
Citing this op-ed repeatedly: "Republicans are not looking like adults to whom voters can entrust the government."


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2:13pm | Pelosi to speak shortly.



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2:07pm | McConnell spokesman says "Reid bill is over."

If Republican opposition holds, Reid may be forced to ammend his plan in order to gain the 60 votes required to end debate on the measure.

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2:04pm | The Congressional Black Caucus may not vote for the Reid bill.
POLITICO reports they are meeting today to decide whether to back it. Earlier this week they called for a "clean" increase in the debt limit with no spending cuts.


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2:01pm | Rep. Sander Levin: "This is a disgraceful moment."

Calls Rep. David Dreier's position on the Reid plan "pernicious nonsense."
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1:59pm | Michele Bachmann on the House floor.
The Minnesota representative and GOP presidential candidate attacks Obama for demanding "blank checks" and not offering a plan to bring down the deficit. She voted no on the Boehner debt limit plan and says she is a no vote on any plan to raise the debt limit.


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1:55pm | Fiery speech from Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer on the House Floor:
"You have not moved a single centimeter toward compromise on a debt bill."

He says the Reid bill incorporates the views of Speaker Boehner and Leader Eric Cantor and makes it a long term debt limit increase.



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