The Honorable Jim Webb, Mark Warner, and Rob Wittman,
In accordance with the direction of my President I am contacting you to tell you my desires about this debt ceiling issue.
I do not want a solution that balances government spending cuts with increased taxes. Cut spending – end of story. Taxing us more is off the table.
I do not want a compromise that melds Keynesian principles which have been proven wrong with Free Market Capitalist principles that work. Let freedom reign and turn American businesses loose.
I do not want some grand bargain that takes the pressure off you and your colleagues for any appreciable period of time. I think that any increase in the debt ceiling should be on a diminishing scale such that eventually the ceiling really becomes a hard ceiling on spending. Your immediate goal should be to reverse the trend and start paying down our debt.
I don’t want you to aim at cutting spending in the future. I want spending cuts now.