Key Vote Alert – "NO" on the Boehner Plan

Andrew Roth - July 26th, 2011

KEY VOTE ALERT

“NO” ON THE BOEHNER PLAN

The Club for Growth strongly opposes the Boehner Debt Limit plan, otherwise known as the Budget Control Act of 2011 (it’s currently being offered as a substitute amendment to S. 627). We expect a vote on this proposal will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.

From the start of this debt ceiling debate, the Club has advocated strongly for a plan that makes large, immediate spending cuts to the budget, a hard spending cap on all federal spending, and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that limits spending and requires a supermajority to approve tax increases. The Boehner Plan does not achieve these tenets. It cuts almost nothing immediately, it caps only discretionary spending, and it does not require passage of a balanced budget amendment.

Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, it simply doesn’t fix the country’s fiscal problems. We strongly oppose it and we urge a NO vote.

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.