Where Does the Debt Limit Debate Go From Here?
Do 80% of Americans support tax increases to pay off the deficit?
President Obama and Democrats think YOU do!
"The American people are sold," President Obama said. "The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."
On Friday, President Obama attempted to shift pressure to compromise on a debt ceiling agreement to Republicans by stating that 80% of the American public supports tax increases to pay off the deficit.
The President's statements came after he finished debt-ceiling negotiations for the week giving Congressional leaders a few days to consult with their members on specific terms for a compromise. The President remains opposed to Republicans "Cut, Cap, and Balance" proposal in favor of a more "balanced approach" with increased revenues (tax hikes) and spending cuts.
The Republican's proposal centers around cutting spending, capping spending in future years, and passing a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. The $2.4 trillion increase in the debt ceiling would take place after the passage of a balanced-budget amendment.
Tell the White House and Democrats that you DO NOT support increasing taxes to fund Washington's runaway spending!
White House Switchboard (202) 456-1414
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn
Democratic Caucus Chair John B. Larson
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin
Democratic Policy Chair Charles E. Schumer