Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fwd: [Peninsula-Patriots] CALL TO ACTION !!!!!

From: Dorothy Bayford
Date: Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:08 AM
Subject: [Peninsula-Patriots] CALL TO ACTION !!!!!

Dear Patriots,


The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the debt ceiling this evening after 6:30pm. Is that the headline you expected to see the day after a Federal holiday? While most Americans were busy spending time with their families, grilling out, and remembering those who fought and served so that we could enjoy these freedoms, the House of Representatives was edging closer to a vote on the debt ceiling. But why didn't we hear of this until yesterday? Perhaps they knew the American people would be less engaged on a federal holiday and this way we wouldn't have a chance to gear up to protest against an increase.


Let's talk about the debt ceiling for a moment. How can you call it a debt CEILING if the Congress has the power to raise it arbitrarily to ensure spending is within its limits? The whole point of calling it a CEILING is to put a measure in place to limit spending beyond a certain point. Instead of talking about increasing the spending limit, they should take proactive steps to limit spending within our means. Similarly, why would you budget for more money than you take in? Sound like a lot of backwards thinking?


While we apologize for the late notice, please call your Congressmen today to tell them how you feel on the issue.


Alexander of York

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