• Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. House of Representatives

Tell the Democrats NOT to negotiate with the GOP on the Debt Ceiling

    1. Petition by

      brian murphy

It is universally accepted by everyone including the GOP that not raising the debt ceiling would cause a financial disaster of historic proportions.  They continue to hold America hostage and threaten to allow this disaster to happen if we dont give them legislative concessions.   We the petitioners ask the Democrats to stop negotiating with the GOP and not allow them to threaten Americans with economic armageden if they dont get what they want.

The members of the Tea Party and the GOP live in America just like everyone else, and if they dont vote to raise the debt ceiling and cause an economic disaster, they would be affected just as much as everyone else, yet they act as if they are doing us a favor and they are not in the same boat as everyone else.

We do not believe that the GOP is willing to destroy the American economy, hurt themselves and their families, and face the anger of Americans for doing it if Democrats do not cave in and give them legislative concessions.

Additionally, we do not negotiate with people who threaten us, and we ask you not to either.  The GOP has said they wont vote for the debt ceiling and will risk economic armageden if they dont get what they want...we say it has to stop HERE!

We the petitioners beleive the following:

1.  The GOP is not crazy enough to destroy the economy if they do not get their concessions because they are in the same boat.  We do not believe they will not vote to raise the ceiling and we call their bluff.

2.  The GOP believes they can make Democrats cave simply by threatening to destroy the economy and are counting on us to give in because we are afraid they might be that crazy...we say NO

3.  The GOP is trying to get huge concessions by threatening us with economic disaster,  WE DONT NEGOTIATE WITH PEOPLE WHO THREATEN US.

4.  The GOP believes that by making Democrats think they are reckless enough to destroy the economy that we will give them whatever they ask for.   We should not reward this behavior, and we do not believe they are willing to risk destroying America.

So we the petitioners ask the Democrats to do the following:

Do not negotiate with the GOP on the debt ceiling vote at all, send the bill through clean and let them know you will not vote for any bill that has attachments.

Tell the GOP you will not negotiate on the debt ceiling bill at all.  If they wont vote for it if they dont get what they want then force them to make that vote and explain why they voted to destroy the American economy to the voters.  

It is time Democrats take a stand.  We should not have to bribe the GOP to do what is right.  We will no longer trade away things we believe in to get the GOP to do their job. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Stephen McDougald SEABROOK, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      my vote is with ron paul

    • Russell Wood IRVINE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Grow Some Balls

    • Linda Tift CHAPEL HILL, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      Black mail is never the way to get things done. Acting like a school yard bully is worse. Grow up. We the ameerican people have a better memory than you might think. Were broke becuase the GOP took us into 2 unfunded wars, gave the senoirs and unpaid for prescription drug plan, gave the rich 3 unpaid for tax breaks, now you want the middle class and poor to pay for your economy busting policies. Give us a break!!!!

    • Patrick M. Donovan BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      This is supposed to be a government of, by, and for the people. People should not be defined as wealthy people, nor large corporations, not politicians trying to enrich themselves with contributions from the rich and corporations. Stand up for all the people.

    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      The U.S. National Debt and federal budget deficits cannot be reduced/cut down (we cannot balance the budget entirely on the backs of working people and their families as well as the poor) there must be shared sacrifice requiring the rich to pay their fair share, and preserve the middle class safety net programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that Republicans always try to destroy. The Ryan budget in the House is the latest GOP attack on Medicare and Medicaid -- it will defund health reform which protects Medicare and Medicaid from losing money -- it makes some cuts in the programs but only to reduce waste, fraud and abuse in the programs and save the government money, i.e. controlling costs in the programs and helping reduce the deficits and debt -- however, the Ryan budget will destroy Medicare, Medicaid and abolish/defund health reform. It asks seniors, the middle class and the poor for more sacrifices but lets the rich continue to prosper. The top tax rate which has already been cut 35% will be cut 25% so the rich get to pay even less than the middle class and working Americans in taxes -- we pay more and the rich pay less -- sure some taxes were reduced for the middle class but taxes for the rich were reduced even further -- and future generations will have to pay for the fiscal irresponsibility of Washington politicians during both the Bush Cheney Administration and Obama Biden Administration.

      Cutting nondefense discretionary funding alone also won't make much of an impact it only cuts 1% of the federal budget -- GOP attempts to cut Planned Parenthood funding and public broadcasting etc with these riders in the House have nothing to do with cutting the deficit -- this is not a budget issue -- they are using the budget to force their ideological social agenda upon all Americans.

      Washington leaders need to address wasteful, excessive defense spending, and welfare reform to control entitlement costs. Welfare reform is a hard issue and its hard to do what is politically popular on these issues but leaders must do what is best for the country's finances and best for preserving these programs in future even if it means raising the retirement age, cutting some benefits now etc, raising taxes to pay for these programs,, not awarding benefits from entitlement programs to richer Americans only to those with less income etc as the rich can afford certainly private health insurance, private accounts for retirement etc. Also tax reform is needed and the debt ceiling will have to be raised to avoid a fiscal crisis.


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