A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh about the budget:
Rep. Walsh, 86 Members to Send Letter to GOP Leadership,
Asking to Stop McConnell Plan
“Republicans weren’t elected in November to ‘Cut, Run and Hide’, which is exactly what the McConnell plan does.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Walsh will be delivering a letter (attached) tonight, which has 86 co-signatories, to Republican House Leadership urging them to both publicly oppose Senator McConnell’s plan to raise the debt ceiling and ensure it never comes to the House floor for a vote.
“We were sent here in November to change the way that Washington does business,” said Congressman Walsh. “The McConnell plan is the same old politics as usual – it enables Congress to avoid making the tough decisions. Fundamental spending reform has to be part of any plan to raise the debt ceiling. I cannot and will not support any plan that punts on this responsibility.”
McConnell’s plan would authorize President Obama to raise the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. McConnell calls his plan a fall-back so that Republicans are not forced to choose between government default or increasing the debt limit without spending cuts.
“Republicans weren’t elected in November to ‘Cut, Run and Hide’, which is exactly what the McConnell Plan does. The plan drags America deeper in debt and fails to rein in federal over-spending and over-borrowing. The House passed a plan that actually addresses Washington’s spending problem — Cut, Cap and Balance. “
The Cut, Cap and Balance Act passed the House, 234-190 on July 19, 2011.