A multitude of grassroots organizations have come together to form “CutCapBalancePledge.com.” Sponsors include Americans For Prosperity, Club for Growth, Campaign for Liberty, & the American Family Association.
The citizen’s pledge reads as follows:
I pledge to urge my Senators and Member of the House of Representatives to oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions have been met:
- 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 – Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.
The pledge is being championed by Senator Jim Demint (R-SC). On The Glenn Beck Radio Show yesterday, Demint touted the pledge as being vitally important to the future of America. When asked if he could support a presidential candidate who did not sign the pledge, Demint said no. “If they don’t like pledges, then they don’t want my support.”
You can sign the pledge here.
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