By Richard A. Viguerie -- 7/14/11
“Over the past couple of days the Washington-Wall Street axis has begun to pull out all the stops in their effort to get Republicans to abandon their principles and raise the debt ceiling without cutting and capping spending and passing a balanced budget amendment,” said Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “These are the death throes of the corrupt Washington-Wall Street establishment that brought this country to the brink of bankruptcy.”
“First, Thomas Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said ‘we will get rid of you’ to Tea Party Senators and Representatives who refused to raise the debt limit without fundamental reform of the way Washington does business.
“Then the new Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund demanded the U.S. raise the debt ceiling or face some ill-defined consequences; now Moody’s Investors Service, the same outfit that missed the causes of the meltdown of 2008, has raised the pressure on U.S. lawmakers to increase the debt limit by placing the nation’s credit rating ‘under review’ for a downgrade,” noted Viguerie.
“I know conservatives are winning when we stand on principle and our opponents offer nothing but threats. All of these self-appointed financial arbiters have one thing in common, they have benefited from the trillions of dollars the American taxpayers have shoveled into the maw of big government over the past four decades,” concluded Viguerie. “These threats confirm what I’ve been saying for two years – the Tea Party can succeed in changing Washington.”