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On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote NO on the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act, S. 610. This bill would bypass the filibuster and allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling with only 51 votes.
The last thing the American people need this Christmas is another debt limit increase. Our national debt will soon hit $30 trillion, and congressional leaders continue to lack the courage to address this national security threat.
No Republican lawmaker should play any role in allowing Democrats to bypass the filibuster and help Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi raise the debt limit.
The Constitution grants to Congress the "power of the purse," specifically, the power to "lay and collect taxes," to "pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," to "coin money and regulate the value thereof," and to "borrow money on the credit of the United States." The same Founding generation that granted these significant powers also took it for granted that, as a rule, government spending should be frugal and budgets balanced.
In the long run, Congress’ ability to govern our country depends on fiscal responsibility. A debt limit increase without any meaningful spending reform is generational theft. We must put an end to "borrow-and-spend." Washington politicians have enjoyed unbridled, haphazard spending sprees for far too long, while America's families and businesses are left paying the tab.
FreedomWorks will count the vote for S. 610 on our 2021 Congressional Scorecard and reserves the right to score any amendments, motions, or other related votes. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.
Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks