We need to try to stop this from happening. Call your Congressman and tell them you don't want the debt ceiling raised - you want spending slashed to the bone. No more pork, no more pet projects - they should be eliminated because we can't afford them. No health care, no cap and trade.
On November 25, 2008, President-Elect Obama promised to go through the budget line by line, eliminate unnecessary spending (I think that applies to 90% of the budget) and cut where possible. Now, I'm not naive. I know he had no intention of ever doing that but we still need to be aggressive and remind them of the words he said.
They must begin to reign in spending and they never will if we condone these periodic credit extensions to their outrageous irresponsibility. It is our country and our future they are destroying. I care about that even though they don't.
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