|To Whom It May Concern,
It was a busy weekend, full of spin and closed door meetings. Regrettably, the final debt deal – the Budget Control Act – is insufficient to the task at hand, which is why Heritage Action remains adamantly opposed.
The deal would increase the debt ceiling by $900 billion now, in exchange for Washington-style cuts. It would also give tremendous power to a 12-member committee that will pave the way for tax hikes. Not only that, but if conservatives don’t agree to the tax hikes, then a so-called trigger would automatically cut our nation’s security by $600 billion.
>> Read our Key Vote alert, which we sent to Capitol Hill this morning, here.
This is not the kind of deal that our country needs right now. That being said, conservatives should take heart that the Washington establishment is increasingly adopting our rhetoric. Those promoting this deal promise that it won’t raise taxes. They promise that it cuts spending. And they promise that it can lead to a balanced budget for our country.
Despite the fact that the policy of the deal does not support these promises, this is a sign that our message is winning. Now is the time for us to redouble our efforts and to force Washington to do more than just adopt our message. It is time for Washington to come to grips with our national plight and enact conservative policies that actually put our nation back on a sound fiscal path.
And we will have our chance in very short order. There will be a fight over appropriations in September and a fight over the super-committee’s recommendation’s throughout the fall. As we move closer to November of 2012, the plight of Obamacare and the need to repeal it will come back into focus.
With your continued help I am confident we will succeed in this task.