Coalition Opposes Reported Debt Limit Deal

Feb 10, 2014 by AFP

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition of organizations in sending the following letter to Congress, which says is that any debt limit deal that increases the national debt and increases mandatory spending at the same time is unacceptable. This message is consistent with AFP’s views over the past year.

On the behalf of the millions of taxpayers and concerned citizens represented by our organizations, the undersigned groups are united in opposition to the House’s reported debt limit deal.

The House is considering increasing the debt limit in exchange for higher government spending. Mandatory spending cuts scheduled under current law would be wiped out.

This new spending in the debt limit deal would be offset in the ten-year budget window by new spending caps. Over the longer run, however, permanent mandatory savings worth tens of billions in taxpayer dollars would be eviscerated.

While our groups have advocated different approaches for fighting the growth of government in the past, we are united in opposition to a plan that would squander the leverage of the debt limit in exchange for increased spending. We urge you to oppose this reported debt limit deal.

Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist, President

National Taxpayers Union
Duane Parde, President

Taxpayers Protection Alliance
David Williams, President

Americans For Prosperity,
Brent Gardner, Director of Federal Affairs

Citizens Against Government Waste
Tom Schatz, President

Evan Feinberg, President

Coalition to Reduce Spending
Jonathan Bydalk, President