By CHQ Staff -- 5/31/11
Memo to veteran Republican congressmen: Think twice before taking the easy way out and voting to “go along” one more time in raising the debt ceiling.
Memo to Tea Party freshman congressmen: Don’t even think about going back on your pledges to the conservatives who elected you!
As, once again, Congress is being asked to raise the nation’s debt ceiling or risk default, we asked you: What is your response? Should Congress raise the debt ceiling?
There was no wiggle-room in your answers.
An overwhelming 95% of you answered, “No. I agree with Senator Jim DeMint that we must allow no further increases in the debt ceiling until the Balanced Budget Amendment is passed. Otherwise Congress will just spend the money without any budgetary reform.”
Only 4% of you said, “Maybe. I agree with House Speaker John Boehner that any rise in the debt ceiling must be matched by spending cuts that are equal to or greater than the additional debt.”
And a lonely 2% of you answered, “Yes. Default would have terrible consequences for the U.S.”
Congress take note.