Good Grief… Claire McCaskill: “I Made Fiscal Responsibility a Center Piece of My Senate Service”
This is the same senator who supported the trillion dollar failed stimulus, cap and tax, and Obamacare. What an awful joke.
Via Free Republic:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxxxxx,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the debt limit. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.
Americans have made it clear that they want the federal government to reduce spending. I agree and have made fiscal responsibility a centerpiece of my Senate service since the day I arrived. It is time to get our fiscal house in order.
I have never requested an earmark and I worked tirelessly to ban earmarks from Congress. As Chair of the Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, I have been working to root out waste and fraud in government contracting, especially at the Defense Department. I sponsored Pay-As-You-Go legislation that requires any new tax cuts or spending to be deficit neutral. With Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, I fought to impose binding caps on discretionary spending that came within one vote of passing the Senate. I have also introduced a bill requiring the federal government to balance its budget – if states are required to balance their budgets, then so should the federal government…
…While I understand a vote against raising the debt limit sends a message, I think it would be a mistake for the greatest country on earth to actually make a decision to not pay its bills. However, this doesn’t mean the federal government has a blank check continue spending. I remain committed to reducing our deficit and working toward long-term comprehensive solutions to our fiscal problems.
We have a difficult road ahead, and we need real, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s complex fiscal problems. I will continue to work across the aisle to reduce spending even when my party leaders have opposed me. I hope politicians in both parties will do the same for our nation’s credibility and our economic recovery. Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance to you on this or any other issue.
Claire McCaskill United States Senator
By the way… Have you sold your plane yet, Claire?