Club for Growth Blog
07/18/2011

Club for Growth Issues Key Vote Alerts for Cut, Cap and Balance and McConnell-Reid “Cut, Run, and Hide” Plan

Link to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=952
 Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Cut, Cap, and Balance will fix our fiscal mess. The McConnell-Reid plan does not.”

Washington, DC - The Club for Growth today formally announced its support for the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act (S. 1340/H.R. 2560) and its opposition to the McConnell-Reid “Cut, Run, and Hide” Plan. The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act puts America back on a sustainable fiscal path by making immediate spending cuts, implementing statutory spending caps, and sending a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. The McConnell-Reid “Cut, Run, and Hide” plan does the opposite by raising the nation’s debt ceiling without any structural reforms that will tackle our debt and put our country on a firm, pro-growth fiscal path. If S. 1340/H.R. 2560 or the McConnell-Reid plan come to a vote, each will be included as a "Key Vote" in the Club for Growth's 2011 Congressional Scorecard. 
 
“Cut, Cap, and Balance will fix our fiscal mess. The McConnell-Reid plan does not,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “McConnell-Reid simply punts our budget problem further down the road and is everything that’s wrong with Washington. Congress has proven that they are unable to balance the budget without reform. Cut, Cap and Balance is the only plan that permanently handcuffs politicians from spending more money than they take in. ”
 
To see how members of Congress have done on previous Club for Growth scorecards, go to www.ClubForGrowth.org/projects.
 
The following is the text of the Club for Growth's Key Vote Alert on Cut, Cap, and Balance and the McConnell-Reid “Cut, Run, and Hide” Plan
 
Key Vote Alert
“YES” on Cut, Cap, and Balance Act
“NO” on McConnell-Reid “Cut, Run, and Hide” Plan
July 15, 2011
 
The Club for Growth strongly supports the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act and urges all members of Congress to support it (S. 1340/H.R. 2560).  The Club also strongly opposes the McConnell-Reid sellout plan that purportedly gives the Executive Branch the authority to raise the debt limit.  Both of these votes will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
 
The Cut Cap and Balance Act contains the best budget reforms to solve our country’s fiscal situation.  It makes real and immediate spending cuts, it places a hard cap on spending over the next few years, and it makes the debt ceiling increase contingent on Congress passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

Conversely, the McConnell-Reid plan, as public reports have revealed, is completely devoid of fiscally conservative principles.  Congress abdicating its responsibilities by giving the President the authority to raise the debt ceiling is a non-starter.  The plan also lacks structural budget reforms that are necessary to solve our fiscal crisis.
 
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.

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