April 7, 2011
You Should Continue to Oppose Raising the Debt Ceiling
By James Wilson

Quote of the Day: "As I went about with my father, when he collected taxes, I knew that when taxes were laid someone had to work hard to earn the money to pay them." -- Calvin Coolidge (1873-1933), 30th US President

Do you think the federal debt ceiling should be taken seriously, and that Congress should stop raising it? If so, send Congress a letter telling them that. Do this even if you have sent previous letters on this issue.

* You're permitted to repeat your instructions to your Congressional employees until they follow them
* Your letter will be read by a Congressional staffer
* Your position will be counted and reported up the chain of command
* You letter may even be passed upward as a representative example of what people are thinking.

But NONE of these things will happen if you don't send a letter. It only takes a few mouse clicks and keyboard strokes to gain these benefits, so shouldn't you be taking this simple action EVERY DAY?

I think so, that's why I do it every day.

Below is the letter I wrote to Congress this morning using's campaign that opposes raising the debt ceiling unless a balanced budget amendment is passed at the same time.

You may copy or borrow from what I wrote, if you want . . .

To explain why I don't want the debt ceiling raised, and why I do want a balanced budget, let me call your attention to a great column by Terrence P. Jeffrey at CNSNews.

Here's a paraphrase of the most important section . . .

* Imagine that you had an average monthly income of about $170 and expenses of about $940, and that you were more than $14,000 in debt.
* Imagine also that you have only $58.60 left in your bank account and $130.50 left on your line of credit.
* Now multiply those numbers by 1 billion and you will have the Federal State's up-to-date financial situation.

I think that says it all. You're broke. Stop spending. Don't raise the debt ceiling. Balance the budget immediately, and pass a balanced budget amendment.


You can send your letter to Congress using's Educate the Powerful System..

Your letter to Congress will be more powerful if it is joined by others. Do you know people who oppose raising the debt ceiling, and who favor a balanced budget amendment? If so, please ask them to help by using to send a letter to match your letter.

Perry Willis
Vice President, Inc.

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