Cut, cap, balance. Get used to hearing those three words, because they’re going to be the “drill baby drill” mantra of the 2012 election cycle. It’s a winning issue and our country’s fiscal survival depends on it.
This week a group of serious, committed advocacy organizations banded together to send a clear message to Washington and urged members of Congress to sign their pledge, titled “Cut, Cap and Balance.”
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So what are the right things to do, according to the pledge?
Cut — Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.
Cap — Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.
Balance — Passage of a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution — but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a supermajority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.
Take the pledge:
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Go to the pledge website, work your e-mail, work your phone. Do whatever you can to get your Congressional representatives to sign on to the Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge. Just do it, do it now.
/and if they won’t sign on, make sure you do your part to vote them out of office
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