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Tell Congress: No breaks until there's a plan to defuse our ticking debt bomb
- Posted to Tell Congress: No Deal, No Break
To: John Boehner - Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor - House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi - House Minority Leader, Harry Reid - Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell - Senate Minority Leader
Until a deal is reached by both political parties to effectively address our federal government’s mounting debt, you should not take any more "breaks." No more week long breaks for federal holidays, no two week breaks in the spring, and no month long break during August. Staying in Washington...…
Until a deal is reached by both political parties to effectively address our federal government’s mounting debt, you should not take any more "breaks." No more week long breaks for federal holidays, no two week breaks in the spring, and no month long break during August. Staying in Washington to fix our federal government’s financial problems should be your top priority. When I’m faced with a pressing problem at work, I buckle down, work harder, and get the job done. I just ask that you do the same.
20,625 people signed the petition
In the next 5 months, the Senate will spend 5 weeks outside of Washington, D.C., and the House will spend 6 weeks outside of Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, America's mounting debt threatens our collective future and the economic security of all our families. The debt impacts every issue Americans care about, including immigration, education, environmental issues, infrastructure, national security, or almost any other issue the federal government could address.
There are multiple reasons members of Congress might go home, but given the gravity of the problem, and the years that Congress has already delayed action, we believe nothing is more important than members staying in Washington and doing their jobs. The fundraisers can wait. Our nation's ticking debt bomb can't.
This petition is non-partisan and does not advocate any specific solution to our debt problems.
Now that we have surpassed our first goal, we want to reach 10,875 signatures - 25 for the 435 existing congressional districts. We will move our goal higher from there, with the hope of garnering media attention so that members of Congress will buckle down and get to work.
Update #2Posted on Mar 4
On Friday, March 1st, David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General and Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, joined CNBC Squawk Box to discuss the sequester and No Deal, No Break.
Walker said, "Our political system has sunk to a new low. The sequester is due to a failure of the President, the Senate, and the House to reach a reasoned and reasonable approach to deal with deficit reduction."
Update #1Posted on Feb 22
On February 20th, Dave Walker, CEO of the Comeback America Initiative, was interviewed about No Deal, No Break by Sally Kidd of Hearst TV. Watch the interview here.
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