Raise the Debt Ceiling Now!
  • Petitioned John Boehner

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Speaker of the House or Representatives
John Boehner
U.S. House of Representatives
Ohio-08
Rep. John Boehner

Raise the Debt Ceiling Now!

    1. Petition by

      Scooter Walker

      Madison, WI

Dear John Boehner,

You and your Republican colleagues have raised the debt ceiling several times over the past two decades. In between you have introduced, sponsored and voted for hundreds of bills that have put the American taxpayer trillions of dollars in debt. It is time for you and your colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on a clean bill to raise the debt ceiling, just as you did so many times before under President George W. Bush.

As your employer, we the American taxpayer order you and your colleagues to vote on and pass a clean bill, free of your partisan political hackery, to pay for the massive debt that you have accrued over the past decade on behalf of the American taxpayer.

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    • Mark Klag MEAD, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      If the hold out Republican's don't get it right this time and fix the mess that the Republican Presiden Bush got us into in the First place, then I will be asking to enact a vote to Remove the Republican Party from being allowed to participate in Election at all. They had their chance and ruined our Nation, now they want our Nation to fall all together????? I AM TIRED OF THIS CRAP, GET IT TOGETHER.!!!!

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    • Marie Minardi PALM BAY, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Raise the debt ceiling without any other stipulations. We can deal with the debt crisis separately.

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    • Andrea Walter GARNER, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Mr. President, VP Biden, Congress!! We elected you and we need YOU to get us out of this mess. We need EVERYONE in the house 24/7 to resolve this mess! Not just the select few that have made valiant efforts to build some type of plan. If the members that are voting "no" to bills, then they need to work on coming up with something instead of just waiting for another leader to do it!!

      We need to get our OWN USA troops OUT of every country there is and start taking care of our own!!! If we are so worried about protecting ourselves through other countries, if we brought our troops home, we could protect ourselves! I cannot even belive there is a consideration in both houses to alter social security and even worse, the payments to our veterans whom we PROMISED we would take care of forever!

      It is absolutely ridiculous that it has gone this far. This issue didn't JUST come up a few weeks ago! Congress has known this for months, if not years that this would need to be addressed and has chosen to try to resolve it at the last hour.

      I am beginning to think we should just have ONE house and make a major overhaul to government starting now, to avoid the partisan games in the future!

      Also, BP (who reportedly made over 50 Million or Billion last year, should turn ALL of their earnings over to the government for the environmental DISASTER they caused!

      Yet, once again, we allow the rich to get away with everything, and the middle class which is pretty much the lower class now, continues to struggle.

      I would like each and every senator and representative for their states, to live a month in our shoes while they watch the rich get richer with their big tax cuts and loop holes everywhere! Congress needs to have the SAME insurance and benefits that ALL US Citizens have and see how the REAL Amerian's have to live. I am NOT PROUD to ben an American at all right now!! I no longer trust our government. We are being laughed at like

      fools and we deserve every bit of it!

      I am just sickened by this whole mess that the GOVERNMENT has gotten us into. SAVE this citizens, play games with each other later!!

      Signed:

      Andrea W.

      Garner, NC

      *Who will be forced out of my home without my disability checks and looking for a homeless center after that second check is gone.

      Can the Senator's and Republican's hear us? I don't think they really truly have any idea what this will do to us!!

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 2 years ago

      True, only republicans cave to republicans. Getting rid of the trillions in corp. welfare to the richest and richest corps. is a good start; close the military bases in Japan and Germany too. The dems caving to the rems must not happen, the rems have already caved to the S.S. Tea Party, who is steering our tripartisanship into the rocks. Barack can raise the debt ceiling by citing the 14 th Amendment and get it done that way. reality

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    • Linda Sturgeon PHOENIX, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Quoting McCain ""The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama.... Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea party hobbits could return to Middle-earth having defeated Mordor.

      "This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP Senate nominees," he said, referring to the failed tea-party-backed candidates from Nevada and Delaware.

      "The reality is the debt limit will be raised one way or the other.... If conservatives defeat the [GOP] plan, they will not only undermine their House majority, they will go far to reelecting Mr. Obama and making entitlements that much harder to reform."

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