June 28, 2013
Please fire a warning shot about the debt ceiling
By James Wilson

The U.S. “government” will hit the so-called debt-ceiling again this Autumn. We need to build early pressure to prevent Congress from raising this limit yet again. Please send Congress your instructions using our “Cap the Debt” campaign.

If you doubt it will help, please read “Six reasons you should write to Congress.”

Our hardwired “Cap the Debt” message says . . .

Do NOT raise the debt ceiling ever again.

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I deny my consent for you to accrue more debt in my name.

Increasing the debt raises taxes on children who can’t vote. This is “taxation without representation.” No power on Earth can make it moral for you to do this. You have no special magic to turn wrong into right. Stealing from future generations is simply criminal.

Please issue a press release making a public commitment to maintain the debt ceiling. Maintaining the debt ceiling will have the added benefit of balancing the budget immediately.


Use our Educate the Powerful System to tell Congress to Cap the Debt.

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Perry Willis is a co-founder of James Wilson is Policy Research Director.

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