Key Vote Alert – Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge

Mr. Andrew Roth - June 21st, 2011



The Club for Growth strongly supports the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge and urges all members of Congress to sign it. Signing this pledge will be scored positively on the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.

The Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge states that the signer will oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions are met:

  1. Cut - Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.
  2. Cap - Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.
  3. Balance - Congressional passage (not mere support) 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.

This is a critical moment in our country’s history. Congress has proven itself incapable of responsibly handling taxpayers’ dollars so constraints need to be placed on the government in order to get our fiscal house in order. The conditions in this pledge help achieve that. Please go here to review and sign the pledge.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.