In one fell swoop, it abdicates Congressional responsibility by granting the President the unliateral authority to raise the debt ceiling and undermines our ability to secure real policy changes that will alter our unsustainable fiscal path…. The debt celing debate has provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to steer America in a direction of fiscal restraint and sustainability. We will not sit idly by while that opportunity is frittered away with a plan to avoid hard policy choices in favor of election-year campaign fodder.
The letter is signed by leaders of RedState, Let Freedom Ring, the Club for Growth, Freedom Works, and American Majority Action.
If the letter writers were to use more vivid language, they might say that the McConnell plan makes the brain squirm in pain and the skin crawl as with the presence of a million maggots. It’s everything wrong with Washington: complex and convoluted rather than straightforward; more interested in political advantage (who gets the blame) than with actually solving the policy problem (the problem isn’t the debt limit; it’s spending); and it concentrates more power in the hands of an already near-authoritarian president.
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