President Obama must be grinning from ear to ear.
Not only has the news reported yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheming to raise the debt ceiling with no real spending cuts, but if this plan goes through, Senator McConnell will have handed yet more power over to the Executive Branch - just because the Senate GOP Leadership doesn't want to have to "deal with it" again!
In addition to surrendering more of Congress' power to President Obama, there is no timetable for the cuts in the bill - so they're rendered effectively meaningless.
And the ceiling will be raised "automatically" THREE TIMES during this Congress alone!
If this plan goes through, Senator McConnell will have betrayed you, me, and every other freedom-loving patriot in America.
That's why it's vital you sign the petition urging your representative and senators to oppose Mitch McConnell's raw deal - and any other phony compromise on the debt ceiling - IMMEDIATELY.
Worried about what could happen to them should they actually KEEP THEIR PROMISE to the American people to cut spending, McConnell and the Senate GOP Leadership are just deciding to hand off the responsibility of hiking our nation's debt to President Obama.
The truth is, when I first read the news, I could hardly believe it.
Instead of even bothering to try to cut spending, Mitch McConnell just wants to give President Obama a free pass to keep our deficit skyrocketing.
This is the LAST thing we need.
Our national debt is $14.3 TRILLION. The "official" unemployment rate is over 9%!
Our country's deficit is increasing at a rate of nearly $4 BILLION per day.
How bad do things have to be before our politicians start showing they are SERIOUS about solving our problems?
But instead, it appears Mitch McConnell would just rather keep up the big spending, business as usual status quo regardless of the cost to the American people.
I can hardly imagine the political fallout if such a deal goes through.
Republicans were put back in power during the last election to STOP the runaway spending in Washington, D.C. and stand up to President Obama - not cut "deals" or run away from fights with their tails between their legs.
Should they cave on their Tea Party mandate now, I believe the GOP will pay a severe price at the ballot box in 2012.
I also think that President Obama believes the same.
You see, he knows the American people are outraged and demanding true change.
But he's also desperate to keep the government's out-of-control spending machine rolling along, so he's eager to create yet another meaningless deal that provides him with some campaign trail rhetoric about supposed "change."
Now is the time to press our advantage and reform Washington.
It's time to show some backbone.
After all, if the Republican Leadership won't join me in FIGHTING the Big Spending, Big Government status quo in Washington, D.C. NOW, when will they ever?
To win this fight we must get hundreds of Members of Congress to keep the pressure up on Speaker Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the Republican Leadership.
Any "deal" to raise the debt limit that doesn't include "Cut, Cap, and Balance" needs to be declared dead on arrival.
Quite simply, I am running for President to fundamentally change the way government operates, not just tinker around the edges.
I was the first Presidential candidate to sign on to the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge.
The "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge states that members of Congress will not vote to give even a dollar more to raise the debt ceiling without certain conditions being met.
These conditions include one-year cuts in spending totaling at least $500 BILLION, a cap on federal spending, AND passage of the Mike Lee/Rand Paul Balanced Budget Amendment.
You and I cannot allow our elected officials to continue to throw our country's future down the drain with backroom deals and reckless, unchecked spending.
It's vital we FORCE Washington, D.C. to change course right NOW!
But it's going to take a massive outpouring of grassroots opposition from folks like you to make that happen.
Every representative and senator needs to hear from millions of Americans that any business as usual compromise is unacceptable.
So please help me defeat any phony "deals" and FORCE Washington, D.C.'s political establishment to change its ways.
And if you can, please make a generous contribution to my campaign to Restore America Now so we can spread my message of fiscal sanity and responsibility to millions of more Americans.
Time is running out, so please act NOW!
P.S. Mitch McConnell wants to just hand off the responsibility of increasing our national debt limit to President Obama - allowing the debt ceiling to be raised automatically three times just in this Congress.
This is an outrage.
That's why it's vital you sign the petition urging your representative and senators to reject phony compromises and join me in taking the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge right away.
And I hope you can follow this action with a contribution to help me run a top-notch campaign in key states to rein in an out-of-control government and Restore America Now.
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