The following message has been sent to Republican David Dreier in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Message Text (edited):
PASS the Nat'l Debt Limit Extension to beyond the 2012 election NOW!
We can debate the budget issues during the election. Legislators can then legislate instead of engaging in the shenanigans in which they now engage.
I am so disappointed in the Republican Party allowing "the tail to wag the dog" on this and many issues. Majority Republican party members need to:
-- summon the courage to do what is best for this nation,
-- stop being intimidated by their extreme right members,
-- stop playing politics on this matter.
Perhaps you'll want to contact your House Representative and Senator(s), too. My Senators are voting appropriately, but I've sent them a tangible supportive message.
I continue to have other interests during this time besides government and politics that I'm overdue for posting about here. For now, I do believe this debt extension issue is critical. I'm concerned that continued political game-playing in D.C. may well be damaging international financial world perceptions of our nation with less than desirable results we may reap in the future.
Congress is abdicating their responsibility if they avoid passing legislation to increase the debt limit. Political forces attempting to force the President to take that action instead of Congress doing their job demonstrates less than noble motivations despite words claiming otherwise.
By the way, I also expressed my views on the debt limit issue to Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner; Democratic Senate leader, Harry Reid.
I hope voters in future elections remember to withhold their votes for those Congresspersons, unfortunately a number of Republicans primarily in the House of Representatives, who have participated in the political manipulations that are inflicting such potentially damaging consequences on our nation.