I sent the following message to my Congressman, Marlin Stutzman, this morning to urge him to oppose the budget "compromise" that cuts all of $352 million rather than the much touted and already inadequate $38 billion we were told. This deal is an empty gesture and gives President Obama and Congressional liberals cover by allowing them to claim concern for out of control spending while actually not cutting much more than $1 per American.
Dear Representative Stutzman,
I am writing as a constituent to urge you to oppose the budget deal struck last week between Congressional leaders and President Obama. As more details come out, it is apparent that this compromise does little to address the out of control spending that is plaguing our nation. I am asking you to lead in rejecting this empty compromise and push for substantive deficit reduction before any budgets are passed and certainly before the Congress votes to extend our already massive national debt. The people of Indiana and especially the people of your district understand that when we borrow $.40 of every dollar that the Federal government spends, modest cuts are not what is needed. We need drastic and real deficit cuts and we need them today, not at some unspecified point in the future.
Representative Stutzman, thank you for your time and attention. I will be eagerly watching this process unfold.