The Honorable James Webb and Mark Warner,
I anticipate that Congress will pass and forward to the US Senate the bill referred to as “Cut, Cap, and Balance.” I consider it your specific duty to Virginians to push this legislation forward and vote in favor of passage through the Senate. Don’t get lost in arguments about whether or not the President will sign it – he should and he must. Don’t get lost in the hysteria about lost programs and reduced government services – that must happen and it must start immediately.
Our Nation is at a crossroads. Burdened by phenomenal levels of debt, we must reverse course now. You both are in the right place and now is the right time to balance the Federal budget. It is the right thing to do.
Just look at how much pleasure Democrats get now from taking credit for when Speaker Newt Gingrich pushed through Representative John Kasich’s balanced budget. You two could be sitting around over a beer in a few decades reminiscing on how you helped balance the budget. Conversely, you could be painted as one of the chumps who when the opportunity to be courageous presented itself voted for political expediency settling an ever increasing mantle of debt on subsequent generations. I recommend you try being brave.
Do the right thing – that is what Senators are paid to do. Support, champion, and vote for “Cut, Cap, and Balance.”