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					                      Should the debt   Sample       What restrictions or riders
                         ceiling be     Question      should be attached to an
   Timestamp            increased?         2        increase in the debt ceiling?
4/23/2011 15:11:35   No
4/23/2011 15:45:50   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 16:20:44   No                            Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 16:21:45   No

4/23/2011 16:27:22 No




4/23/2011 16:43:09   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 17:14:23   No                            Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 18:24:44   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 18:25:34   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 18:25:53   No                            Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 18:26:24   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment


4/23/2011 18:27:57 No                              Balanced Budget Amendment




4/23/2011 18:31:51   No
4/23/2011 18:32:15   Yes                           Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 18:33:11   Undecided                     Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 18:39:22   No                            Other in remarks
4/23/2011 18:39:38   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 18:41:03   No                            Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 18:41:36   No                            Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 18:41:59   No                            Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 18:43:47   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 18:45:27   No                            Limit spending to a % of GDP




4/23/2011 18:47:17   Undecided                     Other in remarks
4/23/2011 18:47:27   No                            Other in remarks
4/23/2011 18:48:06   No                            Other in remarks
4/23/2011 18:55:32   No                            Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 19:02:39 No                              Cut spending 5% now.

4/23/2011 19:03:24 No
4/23/2011 19:04:53 No            Other in remarks
4/23/2011 19:06:21 No            Balanced Budget Amendment




4/23/2011 19:08:59 No            Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 19:13:54   No          Other in remarks
4/23/2011 19:16:53   No
4/23/2011 19:17:32   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:19:29   Yes         Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:20:01   No
4/23/2011 19:21:22   No


4/23/2011 19:26:05 No

4/23/2011 19:26:41   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:29:02   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 19:29:47   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:32:27   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:33:14   No          Cut spending 5% now.




4/23/2011 19:34:22 No            Cut spending 5% now.


4/23/2011 19:34:26   No          Other in remarks
4/23/2011 19:35:28   Yes         Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:38:05   No
4/23/2011 19:41:32   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP


4/23/2011 19:42:41 No            Other in remarks

4/23/2011 19:43:07   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:43:25   No
4/23/2011 19:45:43   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 19:46:00   No
4/23/2011 20:01:17   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 20:02:40   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 20:03:21   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 20:09:55   Undecided   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 20:11:10   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 20:14:33   No          None
4/23/2011 20:16:00   No          None
4/23/2011 20:23:13   No
4/23/2011 20:23:35 No




4/23/2011 20:32:13   Yes         Other in remarks
4/23/2011 20:36:15   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 20:42:48   No
4/23/2011 20:43:19   No          Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 20:43:58   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 20:44:56   Undecided   Other in remarks
4/23/2011 20:45:14   No          None
4/23/2011 20:45:49   No          None

4/23/2011 20:52:06   No
4/23/2011 20:52:08   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 20:52:24   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 20:53:29   No          Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 20:53:43 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 20:56:04 No            Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 21:01:43 No            Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 21:02:10 No

4/23/2011 21:04:44 No

4/23/2011 21:21:49 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 21:26:25 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 21:28:28 No            Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 21:34:03   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/23/2011 21:34:06   Yes         Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 21:34:30   Yes         Other in remarks
4/23/2011 21:36:16   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 21:42:51   No          Other in remarks
4/23/2011 21:44:44   No          Other in remarks
4/23/2011 21:46:10   No

4/23/2011 21:50:12   No
4/23/2011 21:53:43   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 22:02:03   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 22:12:14   Yes         None



4/23/2011 22:19:47 No
4/23/2011 22:25:23 No
4/23/2011 22:33:58 No      Balanced Budget Amendment

4/23/2011 22:43:44 No
4/23/2011 22:46:09 No
4/23/2011 22:46:37 No




4/23/2011 22:47:48 No




4/23/2011 22:55:12 No      Other in remarks




4/23/2011 22:57:25 No

4/23/2011 23:01:48   No
4/23/2011 23:19:22   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 23:22:52   No    Cut spending 5% now.
4/23/2011 23:34:16   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/23/2011 23:53:37   No
 4/24/2011 0:02:06   Yes   Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 0:11:12   No
 4/24/2011 0:16:18   No    Balanced Budget Amendment




 4/24/2011 0:16:44 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 0:37:49 No      Balanced Budget Amendment

 4/24/2011 0:46:57 No      Cut spending 5% now.
 4/24/2011 1:12:31 No      Cut spending 5% now.

 4/24/2011 1:18:10   No    Other in remarks
 4/24/2011 1:28:13   No
 4/24/2011 1:28:36   No
 4/24/2011 1:46:20   No
 4/24/2011 2:03:23   No
 4/24/2011 2:09:18   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/24/2011 3:15:30   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/24/2011 5:19:15   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/24/2011 5:29:26 No     Other in remarks


 4/24/2011 6:17:30   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 6:29:18   No   Other in remarks
 4/24/2011 7:12:59   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 7:27:40   No   Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/24/2011 7:32:35   No




 4/24/2011 7:38:28 Yes    Limit spending to a % of GDP


 4/24/2011 7:40:46 No     Other in remarks
 4/24/2011 7:43:15 No     Balanced Budget Amendment


 4/24/2011 7:57:36 No     Balanced Budget Amendment

 4/24/2011 8:14:00 No     Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 8:20:16 No


 4/24/2011 8:20:30 Yes    Cut spending 5% now.
 4/24/2011 8:21:56 No     Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 8:45:57 No     Limit spending to a % of GDP




 4/24/2011 8:50:38 No     Balanced Budget Amendment




 4/24/2011 8:51:33   No
 4/24/2011 9:14:24   No   Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/24/2011 9:31:13   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/24/2011 9:34:06   No   Other in remarks
 4/24/2011 9:38:45   No   Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/24/2011 9:57:29   No   Cut spending 5% now.
4/24/2011 10:15:36   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 10:33:50 No
4/24/2011 11:09:45 No          Limit spending to a % of GDP

4/24/2011 11:12:28 No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 12:12:29 No          Other in remarks


4/24/2011 12:18:10 Yes         Cut spending 5% now.



4/24/2011 12:26:08 No          Cut spending 5% now.




4/24/2011 12:46:53 No          Other in remarks
4/24/2011 13:42:16 Yes         Other in remarks

4/24/2011 14:16:01 Undecided

4/24/2011 14:19:56 Undecided




4/24/2011 14:30:24 No          Balanced Budget Amendment




4/24/2011 14:36:21 No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 14:38:16 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 15:08:51 No            Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/24/2011 16:30:04 No            Balanced Budget Amendment

4/24/2011 17:07:26 No
4/24/2011 17:09:39 No

4/24/2011 17:29:03   Undecided   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 17:36:11   No
4/24/2011 17:44:35   No          Other in remarks
4/24/2011 17:53:03   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 18:26:13   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/24/2011 18:51:07   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 19:10:20   No          Other in remarks
4/24/2011 19:58:59   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 20:01:31   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 20:13:41   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 20:38:13   No
4/24/2011 20:51:37   No
4/24/2011 20:54:53   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/24/2011 21:13:50   No          None
4/24/2011 21:13:58   No




4/24/2011 21:45:53   No          Other in remarks
4/24/2011 21:51:35   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/24/2011 21:51:52   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/24/2011 21:54:56   No
4/24/2011 21:55:40   Yes         Other in remarks
4/24/2011 21:57:46   Yes         Other in remarks
4/24/2011 22:05:34   Yes
4/24/2011 22:13:15   No
4/24/2011 22:14:25   No
4/24/2011 22:14:29   No




4/24/2011 22:33:31 Yes           Balanced Budget Amendment
4/24/2011 23:07:58 Yes           Other in remarks
4/24/2011 23:57:38 No
 4/25/2011 0:06:25 No            Cut spending 5% now.



 4/25/2011 0:08:44   Undecided   Other in remarks
 4/25/2011 0:42:41   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/25/2011 5:06:58   Yes         Cut spending 5% now.
 4/25/2011 5:18:16   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP

 4/25/2011 5:48:03   No          None
 4/25/2011 6:23:58   No          Other in remarks
 4/25/2011 7:27:32   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/25/2011 7:50:38   No


 4/25/2011 7:59:24 No            Other in remarks




 4/25/2011 8:16:45 No            Other in remarks
 4/25/2011 8:19:20 No            Balanced Budget Amendment



 4/25/2011 8:57:24   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/25/2011 9:21:36   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/25/2011 9:34:50   Yes         Cut spending 5% now.
 4/25/2011 9:38:36   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/25/2011 9:47:00   No


4/25/2011 10:17:43 No            Other in remarks
4/25/2011 10:22:48 Undecided     Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/25/2011 10:57:33 No

4/25/2011 10:57:57 No
4/25/2011 12:04:22 No            Limit spending to a % of GDP


4/25/2011 13:08:03 No
4/25/2011 13:24:27 Yes           Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 13:26:49 Undecided   Other in remarks
4/25/2011 13:49:23 No          Balanced Budget Amendment

4/25/2011 13:59:54   No        Other in remarks
4/25/2011 14:18:50   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 14:22:12   No
4/25/2011 15:03:38   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 16:37:29   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 16:49:05   No        Balanced Budget Amendment



4/25/2011 17:01:06 No
4/25/2011 18:35:27 No          Balanced Budget Amendment


4/25/2011 19:41:40   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 20:11:21   Yes       Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 20:13:43   Yes       Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 20:23:14   No
4/25/2011 20:29:17   No        None

4/25/2011 20:41:08   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/25/2011 21:12:44   No
4/25/2011 21:15:41   Yes       Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/25/2011 23:29:50   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/26/2011 2:13:10   No        Balanced Budget Amendment




 4/26/2011 2:39:40 No
 4/26/2011 3:02:22 No
 4/26/2011 3:11:11 No          Balanced Budget Amendment




 4/26/2011 4:38:35 No          Other in remarks

 4/26/2011 5:09:03   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/26/2011 5:29:18   No        Cut spending 5% now.
 4/26/2011 5:53:08   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/26/2011 6:08:55   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 6:17:41 No




4/26/2011 6:39:13   No    Other in remarks
4/26/2011 6:59:59   Yes   Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 7:08:59   No
4/26/2011 7:15:06   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 7:18:34   No
4/26/2011 7:19:05   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 7:19:37   No
4/26/2011 7:25:01   No    Other in remarks
4/26/2011 7:28:01   No    Balanced Budget Amendment




4/26/2011 7:28:33   No    Other in remarks
4/26/2011 7:39:26   No
4/26/2011 7:39:40   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 7:41:02   No    Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 7:43:09   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 7:44:14   No    Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 7:45:51   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 7:48:51   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 7:53:58   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 7:59:16   No    Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 7:59:26   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 8:04:14   No
4/26/2011 8:05:27   No    Balanced Budget Amendment


4/26/2011 8:10:34   No    Other in remarks
4/26/2011 8:13:08   No    Other in remarks
4/26/2011 8:14:58   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 8:19:20   No




4/26/2011 8:22:16   Yes   Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 8:24:41   No
4/26/2011 8:27:35   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 8:29:13   No
4/26/2011 8:33:21   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 8:40:34 No     Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 8:43:47 No


4/26/2011 8:47:55 No     Limit spending to a % of GDP


4/26/2011 8:50:19 No
4/26/2011 8:50:43 No     Other in remarks
4/26/2011 8:52:07 No     Balanced Budget Amendment

4/26/2011 8:53:01 No     Other in remarks

4/26/2011 9:20:34 No     Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 9:22:49 No


4/26/2011 9:26:13 No

4/26/2011 9:30:26   No
4/26/2011 9:34:53   No   Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 9:36:11   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 9:37:23   No




4/26/2011 9:37:30 No     Cut spending 5% now.




4/26/2011 9:39:05 No     Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 9:43:44 No     Limit spending to a % of GDP


4/26/2011 9:46:31 No     Other in remarks
4/26/2011 9:49:12 No
 4/26/2011 9:57:09 No     Other in remarks
4/26/2011 10:04:39 No     Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 10:19:37 No

4/26/2011 10:22:43 No     Limit spending to a % of GDP




4/26/2011 10:37:04 Yes    Limit spending to a % of GDP

4/26/2011 10:42:43 No     Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 10:45:27 No     None

4/26/2011 10:46:53   No
4/26/2011 10:49:33   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 10:56:46   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 11:17:24   No
4/26/2011 11:26:36   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 11:43:29   No   Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 11:56:04   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 11:56:05   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:05:15   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:16:21   No   None
4/26/2011 12:20:17   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:26:38   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:28:31   No   Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 12:33:18   No   Limit spending to a % of GDP




4/26/2011 12:33:28   No
4/26/2011 12:33:42   No
4/26/2011 12:35:28   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:37:55   No   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:38:22   No   Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 12:39:51   No
4/26/2011 12:41:17 No
4/26/2011 12:43:27 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:44:18 No      Balanced Budget Amendment

4/26/2011 12:47:13 No      Other in remarks


4/26/2011 12:47:14 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:51:20 No      Cut spending 5% now.


4/26/2011 12:52:36 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 12:52:59 No      None

4/26/2011 12:55:47 No      Other in remarks

4/26/2011 12:55:55   No
4/26/2011 13:01:29   No
4/26/2011 13:07:30   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 13:08:44   No
4/26/2011 13:11:43   No
4/26/2011 13:14:15   No
4/26/2011 13:16:10   No
4/26/2011 13:16:16   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 13:17:04   Yes   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 13:17:22   Yes   Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 13:17:39   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP



4/26/2011 13:24:53 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 13:31:46 No      None

4/26/2011 13:32:17 No      Other in remarks




4/26/2011 13:34:42 Yes     Other in remarks
4/26/2011 13:36:15 No      Other in remarks
4/26/2011 13:39:06 No      Balanced Budget Amendment



4/26/2011 13:43:31 No
4/26/2011 13:43:50   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 13:45:28   No
4/26/2011 13:48:28   Undecided   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 13:51:42   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 13:52:05   No          None
4/26/2011 13:53:28   No          Balanced Budget Amendment



4/26/2011 13:57:44 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 14:03:51 No




4/26/2011 14:06:31 Yes           Other in remarks
4/26/2011 14:06:53 Yes           Balanced Budget Amendment


4/26/2011 14:07:45 No




4/26/2011 14:10:48 No
4/26/2011 14:11:30 No      Other in remarks
4/26/2011 14:14:21 No      Balanced Budget Amendment




4/26/2011 14:40:20   No
4/26/2011 14:42:54   No
4/26/2011 14:45:35   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 15:09:26   No
4/26/2011 15:16:34   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP

4/26/2011 15:20:34 No

4/26/2011 15:26:35 No      Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 15:28:59 No

4/26/2011 15:38:11 Yes     Balanced Budget Amendment


4/26/2011 15:46:38 No      Balanced Budget Amendment

4/26/2011 15:52:23   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 15:53:37   No    Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 15:57:55   No    Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 16:00:14   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP




4/26/2011 16:09:22 No      Other in remarks




4/26/2011 16:09:42   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 16:13:33   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 16:18:51   Yes   Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 16:34:53   No
4/26/2011 16:48:20   Yes   Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 16:50:03   No        Other in remarks
4/26/2011 17:03:23   No        Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 17:19:52   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 17:20:29   No        Cut spending 5% now.
4/26/2011 17:26:55   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 17:36:24   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 17:56:59   Yes       Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 17:58:29   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 17:59:10   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 18:02:14   No
4/26/2011 18:07:21   No
4/26/2011 18:11:57   No        Balanced Budget Amendment




4/26/2011 18:17:14 Undecided   Balanced Budget Amendment




4/26/2011 18:40:23   Yes       Other in remarks
4/26/2011 18:49:04   Yes       Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 18:53:49   No
4/26/2011 18:55:54   No        None


4/26/2011 19:14:08 No
4/26/2011 19:24:09 Yes         Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 19:39:54 No

4/26/2011 20:02:59 No          Limit spending to a % of GDP

4/26/2011 20:30:08   No        Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 20:35:35   Yes       Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 20:54:28   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 20:57:14   No
4/26/2011 21:10:09   No        Other in remarks
4/26/2011 21:22:44   No
4/26/2011 21:37:04   No
4/26/2011 21:37:05   No
4/26/2011 21:50:48   No        Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/26/2011 21:52:49   No
4/26/2011 22:08:56   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 22:11:06   No        Balanced Budget Amendment
4/26/2011 22:11:19 No
4/26/2011 22:21:28 No      Limit spending to a % of GDP

4/26/2011 22:50:39 No




4/26/2011 23:07:23 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/27/2011 0:16:07 No      Other in remarks



 4/27/2011 4:25:27   Yes   Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/27/2011 5:34:30   No
 4/27/2011 6:24:19   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/27/2011 6:24:51   No    Balanced Budget Amendment

 4/27/2011 6:26:22 No      Other in remarks




 4/27/2011 7:18:24 Yes     Balanced Budget Amendment




 4/27/2011 8:25:07 Yes     Other in remarks
 4/27/2011 8:51:12 No      Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/27/2011 9:06:07 No




 4/27/2011 9:17:33 No      Limit spending to a % of GDP
 4/27/2011 9:45:46 No      Cut spending 5% now.
4/27/2011 10:18:11 No      None



4/27/2011 13:54:07   Yes   Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/27/2011 14:14:55   No    Balanced Budget Amendment
4/27/2011 14:18:29   No    Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/27/2011 15:19:52   No    Balanced Budget Amendment

4/27/2011 17:50:45 No      Other in remarks
4/27/2011 18:14:33 No
4/27/2011 20:32:38 No      Balanced Budget Amendment

4/27/2011 20:44:45 Yes     Balanced Budget Amendment
4/27/2011 21:31:32 No
4/27/2011 21:47:39 No




4/27/2011 22:44:56 No            Cut spending 5% now.
4/27/2011 22:58:47 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
4/27/2011 23:03:29 No            Other in remarks


 4/28/2011 5:59:03 No
 4/28/2011 6:33:57 No            Limit spending to a % of GDP

 4/28/2011 7:47:51 No            Balanced Budget Amendment

 4/28/2011 8:54:30 No            Balanced Budget Amendment
 4/28/2011 9:58:55 No




4/28/2011 10:26:02   No          Other in remarks
4/28/2011 11:14:16   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/28/2011 11:19:12   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/28/2011 12:43:55   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/28/2011 15:47:12   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/28/2011 17:59:54   No          Balanced Budget Amendment

4/28/2011 19:07:30   No
4/28/2011 19:37:44   No          Balanced Budget Amendment
4/28/2011 19:59:48   No          Cut spending 5% now.
4/28/2011 20:32:59   No


4/28/2011 20:53:12   Yes         Other in remarks
4/29/2011 12:24:45   Undecided   Cut spending 5% now.
4/29/2011 14:18:35   No
4/29/2011 15:05:05   No
4/29/2011 19:30:56   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP
4/29/2011 21:33:24   No          Limit spending to a % of GDP




4/29/2011 21:48:44 No            Balanced Budget Amendment



 5/3/2011 22:10:03 No
                                                 Remarks




NO INCREASE IN THE NATIONAL DEBT CEILING! WE CANNOT AFFORD IT. WE ARE ALREADY
TOO DEEP IN DEBT.

THE INSANE WAY OUR COUNTRY IS BEING RUN AT THIS TIME MUST CHANGE!! COMMON
SENSE MUST PREVAIL. WILL IT TAKE OUR MARCHING UPON THE CAPITAL TO STOP THIS
ATTACK ON OUR SOVEREIGNTY. JUST WHAT PART OF "NO!!" DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND.?
IF IT MEANS A SHUT DOWN, SO BE IT. MAKE SURE THE TROOPS ARE PAID, BUT!!!!! SEND
THE REST OF THEM HOME!
USING PRIVATE BUSINESS AS AN EXAMPLE, LAY-OFF, OR, SHORTENED WEEKS CAN DO
WONDERS. IT ALWAYS WORKED FOR US!!




Ordinarily, I would be happy with spending limits or a cut of 5% to start, but both parties have shown
such willingness to lie and twist to fudge the numbers, I say balance the budget or no approval. It is
obviously not a ceiling if we keep raising it.
The USA must go "cold turkey" economically. Get off the heroin. If we go the "methodone" route, tweak
this... tweak that, we risk getting "addicted" to the cure ( which really is no cure but simply allows the
addict to stay addicted ). Methodone can be as addicting as heroin. Cuff the USA to the bed and take
away the heroin. Pain and agony...and then freedom from heroin...if the USA has the will power to stay
free.


The debt ceiling should not be raised at all.




Unfortunately, Congress has already put this expenditure on their credit card. It HAS to be paid ...
EVENTUALLY ... after getting concessions on next year's budget!!

Then ... approve a budget that is limited to anticipated income. Cut up the congressional credit card.
We simply cannot afford to take on any more debt.


If we raise the debt ceiling, all restrictions and riders become a moot point.
They may raise the Debt Ceiling by $5.13 if Obama, Biden, Holder, Reid and Pelosi RESIGN.
No debt level increase!!
I do not know if there is an easy way out of our fix ala Paul Ryan's 10 year budgets. I hope so, but fear
that we must start cutting NOW!
We have tried to get the politians to stop wastefully spending our money and they refuse. This is the
only way to get them to stop.
Cut the Budget 50% the first year and then 10% for the next 4 years. As it is, the budget is eronisously
over funded. All pork barrel and ear marks have to be removed and never allowed in a TRUE BUDGET.
Fund what is necessary for the well being of THIS COUNTRY only.... Then well be able to BALANCE
THE BUDGET!

Money is secondary....the primary reason for our messed up country is immorality against God's laws.
He's left us because no one cares about abortion or the homosexuality we are teaching our kids in
school, nor the health?? sex promiscuity and drug usage we are teaching them....Only God can clean up
the financial mess...and He has left us....ONLY if we repent for our laziness and non-caring about His
laws, and pray for His mercy, wlll He return and heal our land.
Immediate balanced budget. As Huckebee says: "The first rule of holes is: If you find yourself in one,
stop digging."
Do not raise the debt ceiling
No pain, no gain. We will all feel it, but may survive as a free nation not owned by China



If we don't raise our debt ceiling, then Corporations and other countries will actually have MORE
confidence in our country, and in our resolve to not let ourselves go to hell in a hand-basket! We also
will FORCE our politicians to make IMMEDIATE meaningful cuts in spending!
If the interest daily is 4-5 billion, we should be cutting 4-5 billion daily.....




The balanced budget amendment is a good idea but too time consuming for the time we have. I would
not accept a promise of any kind. I would work toward a 5% cut, period! I would then work in the future
for a balanced budget amendment and/or limit spending to a % of GDP.

The risk of default is not that serious unless the administration chooses to force the issue. We have
plenty of money to pay our debts, interest, and for many of the necessary programs. We don't have
plenty of money to pay our debts, interest, and all of the other things the administration would like to
spend it on. It's all about choices.
Same healthcare benefits and retirement/social security benefits for congress men as they vote and find
acceptable for the general public. No compensation, including pension benefits after serving a
maximum term of 12 years-period.



I would support a higher debt ceiling if there was a full shutdown of all non-essential government
services for the duration of the debt ceiling extension. I might settle for the senate passing and president
signing (without signing statements) the Ryan budget.
The Ryan plan does NOTHING to decrease the debt!! It in fact adds to the debt, but at a slower pace
than Maniacal...it is only at the pace of You Are Out of Your Mind!




how does it really matter
BBA and 18% spending limit should be required or the federal gov't must live on cash flow with no debt
ceiling increase. All 47 GOP Senators have co-sponsored this bill. We must pass it in the House. If the
Senate will not pass it, the alternative is to refuse to vote for a debt limit increase and require the gov't to
live off cash flow. Spell out the cash flow spending priorities in a House bill: #1 pay interest on the debt;
#2 pay the troops; #3 pay social security recipients; #4 pay border patrol agents; #5 pay all other
essential personnel (some in Treasury, FDIC, etc.) and lay off non-essential personnel, including
Congress and staff and West Wingers, with no retroactive pay allowed.

We should not wait until the debt ceiling is reached. This should be done this week. Then the Dems will
be observed dragging their feet. They must present alternative spending controls or they will be solely
responsible for the spending cuts.



Congress needs to go on a fiscal diet. We need to take money away from them for a change and force
them to make do with less. It's our money and they are stealing it.
If it is increased it should have strong controls on it leaning towards a balanced budget.


It's time the Govt. learned to live within our means. We can't keep letting them run future generations in
debt so politicians can enjoy the fruits of those generations labors now.



It's close to TOO late and the country will ultimatley fail if we go further in debt. I feel sorry for my
descendants.

We need to stop sending money abroad. Twenty-nine countries are sucking us dry and most of them
want to KILL US! It's time we take care of our own.

Live within the 2.6 Trillion dollars in tax revenue the country already has even if it means cutting
entitlements.
Rather than raising the debt ceiling, political figures should instead work out solutions to lower the debt
problem, respectively where the lower classes are not screwed over.


You Can't spend what you don't have. Raising the debt ceiling is like transferring your balance from one
credit card to another.

Cut spending 5% per year for 4 years. Then, limit spending to a % of GDP.

both 5% cut and Balanced Budget but only if they could be absolutely guaranteed
Pay down the debt, don't increase it.


There is no need to raise the Debt Limit, Just start doing REAL CUTS and STOP the damm politics!



Did any of our congressmen ever have to manage a budget at home? Or were they all raised in wealthy
homes and given an unlimited allowance. This cannot go on and on. It is already long past the time to
rein in the national debt. No household or company could survive by continuing to spend money they do
not have and no plan for paying back the debt.
The time to cut is now! Eliminate EPA, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Agriculture. Cut across the board
until it gets the job done.


Now is the time to take a stand. We should not raise the debt ceiling with or without restrictions. The
restrictions should be a separate issue.

Just say no to any increase that gives the government more of the taxpayer's money until they get the
spending under control.
First Congress should admit that THEY are to blame for the high debt. You never hear that in
Washington. The American people will suffer because those who are supposed to represent them only
vote to profit themselves. TEA PARTY is really Constitutionalist who are conservative, not a political
party. Too many pork barrel projects cost the American tax payers. Government entitlements enslave
the population. Repent America, Repent. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
IF CONGRESS CONTINUES TO RAISE THE "DEBT CEILING", WHY IN THE NAME OF COMMON
SENSE IS THERE A DEBT CEILING? WHEN IT IS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THE CEILING WILL
BE RAISED?
TO ME FEDERAL, STATE, REGIONAL, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE NOTHING MORE THAN
INADEQUATE PEOPLE, GOVERNING INADEQUATE PEOPLE, BY USE OF SMOKE, AND
MIRRORS, DECEPTION, OBFUSCATION, AMORALITY, WITH A LIBERAL AMOUNT OF BULL
DUNG, LIBERALLY APPLIED, SUPPORTED BY PAST MASTERS OF LEGERDEMAIN!
It's time to stop the country from going over the cliff that we may never return from. Nothing else has
stopped Washington from irresponsibly spending other people's money. Maybe this will.


Republicans Need a spine ! STOP THE SPENDING !!!! WHERE ARE THE JOBS !!!


Cut, cut, cut! Even my social security, my medicare, my Navy retirement. Cut, cut, cut!!!


 show down is brewing. If the Republicans can't convince the people to stop giving unlimited credit to an
experienced, corrupt, union thug who has no idea what he is doing outside of the campaign circle, then
we need to find some tougher, more bare-knuckle brawlers to join the team. As inane as he might
seem, at least Donald Trump has the balls to say what we are all thinking. I had to show a real birth
certificate to go to school, join the army and to get a drivers license and buy my home. Why can't
Barack Hussein Obama show a real acceptable birth certificate to live in the white house? And why not
disclose who paid for his Ivy League education at the same time. He's covering up and the media is in
full foam-at-the-mouth attack mode on anyone who asks why. If there is that much interest in a cover-
up, there has to be something that needs covering up.

We should cut spending from 5% to 10% across the board, all programs, no earmarks, all government
jobs. We're taking a hit out here, everyone needs to share the pain.

Please stop this maddness now, I can't take it anymore! I am ashamed of my federal government, can I
get a divorce? :-(


Enough is enough! we have to get control on spending or we are done, Game Over Man!



There must be drastic changes in entitlements, beginning with the repeal of Obamacare.
 Balanced Budget Amendment be imposed--National Fair Tax adopted as

 purposed already in Congressional Committee--Repeal ObamaCare to help

 restore fiscal responsibility immediately

 Walt Herwarth
 Barry County Tea Party

Vote Ron Paul 2012 (assuming he's running) and let's audit the Federal Reserve and really begin to
take our country back from the banking cartel. Presidents have come and gone and the continuity of
agenda keeps going forward.
The Bailout Bubble is coming. World collapse of the dollar. End the Fed!




Although I am against raising the debt ceiling, our son, who is a conservative, and who studies these
things, and understands them a lot better than I do, explained to me that there will be severe
ramifications as far as our currency goes, and therefore to our Country, if we don't raise the debt ceiling
this time around. Better to wait until we have control of the House, Senate and, hopefully, the
Presidency, in 2012 and then start making some REAL changes in the way we handle the budget.
We should have let the banks fail as well as car companies. That would have been painfull but behind
us. We must all share the pain now, even further in debt. Some day soon we must step up and take
responsibility of reckless spending. That day must be now.

The mood of the country supports cutting the budget to eliminate deficit spending and actually reducing
the deficit. The politicians, of all strips, have yet to catch up with the country. We need to push them,
kicking and screaming, to get this done.
The continued use of a non-limiting debt ceiling is akin to telling your child no but letting them do it
anyway. A Balanced Budget Amendment would be a better choice.
Enough. Start running the government budget like a house hold budget.

I would like to see spending limited to a % of GDP also cut spending more than 5% now. If a person
runs credit cards to max they have to stop spending since no one will give any more credit till paid down.



The threat of a Government Shutdown should be something to relesh not fear. Once the people of this
country who have such short memories see
that the Government Shuts down and the Sun still rises the next morning they
will begin to realize it is not such a bad thing, rather, a very good thing. Government not wasting their
tax money. During the Clinton years the Government had several battles between the Republican
Congress and Clinton which caused the Government to shut down. I long for those days again!!!!!
When "they" stopped my ability to borrow it was tough to work on a balanced budget. If we did not have
the cash we could not buy it, it was damn tuff but we are still here, Congress newthey were not able to
make their bills and committments but spent it anyway---Stop foreign aid and other give aways to
outside this country that does not have to do with national security. Do as we did out in the private
sector, go to your creditor and tell them you are going to be late----Jerry
I would also like to see the $150 Billion mandate to fund Obama care removed!

Get back to basis of the constitution and federalism
Absolutely Not! They will just spend more. It is common sense. We would not give our kids more
allowance, they would just spend it.
Cut the spending!! What don't they get about this???
The biggest thing to stop crazy spending is to limit the amount Congress can spend. The Balanced
Budget Amendment that is being proposed is very good.
Require removing the $105 B that was slipped into legislation to fund Obamacare.
We need to immediately cust spending and pay down the massive debt that has been irresponsibily
accumulated. It is time to make difficult decisions and boldly address the issues that have been pushed
off for far too long, such as entitlements.
cut the spending budget s much as possible. We are strong Americans and can handle it rather well. It
will be hard I know but not as hard if it happens with the Government spending rate going in the direction
it has been. We the peoPle need to be in control. Oust the one who don't want to comply with the
people. VOTE THEM OUT. Guy

There should be no increase, period, then a balanced budget. We need to stand our ground on this. If
we over extend on our home/personal budgets, we don't get a reprieve from the bank. We owe what we
owe. This country needs to stop whining and grow up! If I go to the bank to borrow money and my credit
is not good, they are not going to loan me a dime. Our government has proven over and over again that
it is not responsible, doesn't have good credit and is still infantile, having tantrums if it doesn't get its'
way. Grow up, grow up, grow up. Set the example for the up and coming generation.
I will now get off my soap box (said with a smile). Thanks for letting me vent.
Happy Easter!
Drop bush tax cuts
It is hard to get good information because there are so many conflicting "expert" opinions. I want to say
"no", but can't get clear information on the consequences of not increasing.
It is difficult to get good information because there are so many conflicting "expert" opinions. I want to
say no, but am not sure of the consequences of not raising it.
Every time we raise the debt, it means that America is getting more cash from the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve is NOT Federal and it has NO reserve. The FED is a PRIVAte bank run by a
board of directors. Whenever Congress spends more money, the FED charges interest on the money.
It is not true that the interest is owed to ourselves. The FED is part of the world's Central Banks that
control the cash flow and the world's capital. The FED money is not free. The President is ALLOWED
by the FED to appoint the chairman and vice chairman of the FED board of directors. All the rest of the
BOD are men from the world's other central banks. The Rothchilds, Rockefeller, G. Soros, the Bank of
England, and many others.
Every time we raise the debt, it means that America is getting more cash from the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve is NOT Federal and it has NO reserve. The FED is a PRIVAte bank run by a
board of directors. Whenever Congress spends more money, the FED charges interest on the money.
It is not true that the interest is owed to ourselves. The FED is part of the world's Central Banks that
control the cash flow and the world's capital. The FED money is not free. The President is ALLOWED
by the FED to appoint the chairman and vice chairman of the FED board of directors. All the rest of the
BOD are men from the world's other central banks. The Rothchilds, Rockefeller, G. Soros, the Bank of
England, and many others. President Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110 on June 4, 1963 which
removed the FED from controlling America's money supply. The Executive Order also created Americ's
money supply based on SILVER and not GOLD. Six months later, Kennedy was killed. The IMF and
the world's central banks control most of the gold in the world. Monetizing Silver would remove the
power of the FED from controlling the money supply and would be backed by real silver. Now, the
Every time we raise the debt, it means that America is getting more cash from the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve is NOT Federal and it has NO reserve. The FED is a PRIVAte bank run by a
board of directors. Whenever Congress spends more money, the FED charges interest on the money.
It is not true that the interest is owed to ourselves. The FED is part of the world's Central Banks that
control the cash flow and the world's capital. The FED money is not free. The President is ALLOWED
by the FED to appoint the chairman and vice chairman of the FED board of directors. All the rest of the
BOD are men from the world's other central banks. The Rothchilds, Rockefeller, G. Soros, the Bank of
England, and many others. President Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110 on June 4, 1963 which
removed the FED from controlling America's money supply. The Executive Order also created Americ's
money supply based on SILVER and not GOLD. Six months later, Kennedy was killed. The IMF and
the world's central banks control most of the gold in the world. Monetizing Silver would remove the
power of the FED from controlling the money supply and would be backed by real silver. Now, the


Raising the debt ceiling is just another invitation to spend more of what we don't have. The spending
needs to stop.

I can't spend more than I take in and neither should the government. use it up, wear it out, make do or
do without.

If the they raise it America is finished



Not sure between Balanced Budget or % Of GDP



We are spending WAY too much now. It needs to stop because it is unsustainable.




Cut spending by 5%, but also tackle Social Security and Medicare, by helping seniors realize that
although the Democrats do not legislate changes in these programs, they wil kill their use through
inflation, taxes of the benefits ( as they did in the Clinton administration), cutting the benefits to Doctors
and rationing of health care for those over 76 years of age. The Republicans need to remind the public
who has really cut these programs as well as Food stamps. They won't get help from the media, bring it
up in every speech in Congress.



TAX THE RICH!! END THE WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS!!
TAX THE RICH!! END THE WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS!!
End loop holes. Tax off shore account or deport owners. End Bush tax cuts for the rich!



We must demonstrate REAL spending reform and show that the country is on a concrete path toward
balancing the budget before the debt ceiling is raised. This path MUST include reforming entitlements
and Social Security and making these programs solvent and sustainable. If we, as a nation are not
willing to make the hard choices, then capping the debt ceiling and forcing the country to face the deficit
facts may be the only way to save it. I think a balanced budget amendment, phased in over several
years may be the only answer.
Besides curtailing spending in a big way, gov. dept and agencies need to be eliminated therefore
defunded before we go after the big entitlements of Social Security and Medicare. Even though these do
need re-vamping.

It's time to stop the bleeding and notch in the belt.
It all depends on the American people. It seemed that some of the Teaparty were upset with Gov.
Snyder's tax increases. If that is a sample of the climate in the U.S., the Teaparty should back off from
looking too harsh. This is because the 2012 election is vital to taking over the House, Senate and
Presidency.



GDP IS A RUSE; JUST AS WHEN THE INFLATION CALCULATOR CHANGED IN 1980.
IF YOU BELIEVE THE GDP, PROGRESSIVE RULE... DO SOME HOMEWORK
A balanced budget in five years.



Cut spending by at 10% across the board, put into place a plan to only spend monies being collected,
and creating an emergency fund for unexpected expenses for hurricanes, military actions, etc.
This nightmare needs to stop NOW .

I dont believe our Lawmakers will abide by any Restrictions or Riders so I think authorizing an increase
is just leaving the door WIDE OPEN for BLOWBAMA .

Time to WAKE UP .

We may have to be happy with the amount that the "newbies" were able to get, for now. I think the GOP
needs an enima,both the party apparatus and some of it's members. I.E. McCain and Lindsay
Grahmnisty.The important thing is to stay on them! They are like easily distracted children, they need to
be kept on task.




We need a BBA, but we also need immediate spending cuts. If the debt limit were to be raised, it MUST
begin with a PASSED and SIGNED BBA, and significant spending cuts, i.e. Ryan's PTP at the very
least!!


No ceiling increase ever again. NO EXCEPTIONS! Cut the budget, do it now, do it right, just do it.
There are no rationalizations that justify operating so irresponsibly.

Why raise the debt limit by a few trillion? Why not go to the quadrillion range and just get these little
trillion dollar increases out of the way. And maybe start printing million dollar bills for the general public
to use.
I would vote no unless we can get an iron clad agreement that it will never need to be raised again.
Even a balanced budget amendment doesn't fix it completely, they can just raise taxes ...

we need a fixed pie budget with a consumption tax that replaces all income taxes on individual and
corporate ... couple these with a fixed budget increase that is tied to the GDP ... icaucus has a lot of
details on this ... a better way to approach the problem ...

with a consumption tax the States collect the money and only send the Federal government their share
... Feds can not leverage the states because they collect no funds... That's why the founders had no
income tax and why the 16th ammendment should be repealed.

The reality is that when you have people of little character and no self-government ... even a republic will
not be able to survive...

The debt ceiling must not be increased. Any furthuer expenditures must be in the emergancy catagory
only to maintain our form of government in its basic form.




1. No, we should not raise the debt ceiling.

2. Even though the instructions say I'm done if I answer "no" to the first question, I'd like to see all 3 of
the choices in question 2 be enacted.

Very disappointed in our GOP elected representatives. They were elected to represent the people and
reign in the uncontrolled spending. They have a chance to make a difference if they will have the
courage to do so.




The insane spending must stop. Mr. Obama says there are still checks in the checkbook why stop
now??

We need to continue to fund our government, but we need to cut spending to a sustainable level.



It seems to h be becoming a habit to just keep raising the debt ceiling. Therefore, I say no more raises
and this will force the hand of government to address their insatiable desire to spend. I would also like to
see a limit on spending of not more than 18% of GDP. Thanks for this opportunity to be heard.
Sincerely,
Shawn Hamilton


Two prong attack on government:

1. Change/call for Fair Tax
2. Amendment on ballot to end IRS as Unconstitutional. Permanently shrink fed gov't and forces States
to step up with intended responsibilities
as a businessman, I have to balance my books and not spend more money than I take in. The federal
government has overreached with their authority, spending and money grabbing tactics.
Cut government agencies eg: dept of energy, epa,dept education
We, that is we the people of the United States cannot keep spending money we don't have and expect
to remain a strong country. Look at history and learn. We cannot keep spending enormous ammounts of
money in the middle east with no end in sight and be rewarded with $4.00 gas.
Monetary Reform: The Key to Spending Restraint

Paul Ryan's plan won't succeed without legislation to prevent the Federal Reserve from monetizing the
national debt.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703983704576277431813826152.html?mod=WSJ_new
sreel_opinion




Thank god for the tea party

NO increase. Cut the spending by 50%.
Keep spending and we will be a 3rd world country

We should not spend any more than we take in....In order to accomplish this approach, non essential
services that simply are not needed! One example could be the energy dept. They spend millions of
dollars per year and bottom line is they provide little if anything to solve our energy (gasoline) shortage
problems. Thanks much, Tom Birchmeier.. Thanks much and Keep up the good work!!!



stop spending



PASS THE PROPOSED 28TH AMMENDMENT!!!!

We have to cut spending!!

Big Gov. is part of the problem, maybe shuting it down for a while would actually be benefitual
"All of the above" should have been a choice in the restrictions placed on Congress before the debt
ceiling is raised. Being fiscally responsible means continuously lowering the debt ceiling in an effort to
get out of debt, rather than easing the way into getting deeper in debt.
roll spending back 2000.


I beleave the Tea Party should form a 3rd party and not be attached to the replubicans. Also the tea
party should write proposals to go on the ballet for us to vote on that would force change. example
college grants, not be allowed if a college increases thier fees more then inflation. They need to cut
spending. Also one that would roll back all government salaries to 1980's, this is the hit that the middle
class has taken, they can suffer along with us, and any future pay increases be limited to the inflation
rate.
We must cut spending and reduce the size of the government. Get rid of the departments of energy and
education. Suspend new road construction. Privatize the post office, eliminate foreign aid, eliminate aid
to places like Planned Parenthood and Acorn. Get rid of Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac. Don't bail out
anyone ever PERIOD! Quit subsidizing everyone and their brother. Lower taxes to spur job creation.
Lowering taxes actually increases tax revenue because people spend more. Did someone say "Fair
Tax"? Drill, baby, drill! The GOP needs to consider a partial shutdown because the socialist
progressives want everyone to believe its a total shutdown armageddon scenario or nothing.

We must only spend tax payer dollars on areas that the Constitution has authorized. The people of
America are demanding our government to hit the reset button. Back to the days before progressives
ruined out system of government.
 Colonel Allen West is the lone voice in the wilderness, crying for the pursuit of righteousness in our
Constitutionally contrived, Democratic Republic. Join with him as the only true Patrick Henry
patriot,willing to give his all, that stands in this now completely unscrupulous government.
Senators and Representatives should not be allowed to spend any more than they take in.

A balanced budget amendment could only be a positive if total government spending is limited to a
percentage of the total GDP.
Stop the socialization of our medical system. Cut back on the military actions in foreign civil wars. Cut
back on spending. America is in deep trouble.
Seriously? Raise the debt ceiling? Are you kidding? How will this solve ANYTHING?
cut spending,abolish the dept of education, dept enviormental protection, enact a'Sundown Act' all
depts or programs that spend tax money must tell its purpose, how mutch money has been spent, what
it has done, and if it is not worth the money spent, it will be gone.

This must stop now! If GOP fails to get the message - more change will occur in elected membership.



I would rather see the debt ceiling limited, but if we can't get that we should negotiate for some
reductions in spending 5% is a good start, the more the better. I'm not sure that most folks know whats
at stake if we don't get this thing under control. Washington need to operate the way we average
Americans do with a balanced budget. We should push for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the
Constitution, but that will take years to accomplish, and we don't have years.
The only way we will ever truly be able to balance the budget is to reverse NAFTA, GATT , and other
trade agreements that have enabled manufacturing companies to move overseas while using our tax
dollars to do so.

A country without a manufacturing base is doomed to forever be at the mercy of those countries that
have such facilities.

Spending cuts should be immediately to 1998 or below levels! A balanced budget amendment will take
years we don't have. A % or GDP will only increase spending as the GDP increases and 5% is only a
fraction of the increases of the past 5 years.
Our elected officials have placed us in a no-win situation. If we refuse to raise the debt ceiling, we would
be forced to pay our debt first before anything else to protect ourselves from an economic collapse, and
ultimately force us to make the kind of cuts that are necessary to bring this out-of-control spending in
check. If we raise the debt ceiling, we should require cuts that AT LEAST equal what we pay monthly in
interest on the national debt, and tie that to whatever metric makes the most sense--% of GDP,
whatever. However, that's the practical thing to do, and with the climate in our country being supremely
impractical and our co-citizens demanding ever-increasing entitlements, I don't see any way out of this
without some sort of economic collapse, regardless of whether we raise the debt ceiling or not. It's like
that old TV commercial--"You can pay me now, or you can pay me more later." As for me, I say we pay
now. Don't raise the debt ceiling. I'd rather face the evil I know than the evil I don't know. But we also
have to make sure that those that are unable to provide for themselves are cared for--note that I said
UNABLE, not UNWILLING. As a Christian nation, we must do this or we're not following God's


The dollar is going to fail, no matter what. It is in the interest of the American to control all spending and
not give this Marxist president one more dime to squander.

The qualification should be that the congress actually pass legislaion to begin the process of stopping
our debt spending and cutting spending in all areas of governement including entitlement spending.
We must begin the process of transferring federal governemnt services to the private sector. Business
will operate with accountability and transperancy for spending.
A balanced budget amendment should contain restraints for raising taxes. This will force significant
spending cuts.

I wish our debt would be lowered to zero, and people learn to live within their means and share what
extra they have.




It has to be "NO" because Congress does not have the desire nor the ability to control what they have
already done. Until we have a balanced budget and major reforms to our entitlement programs we will
continue on a downward spiral. We as a nation we can not sustain our continued give away programs.
Are there people for example that need welfare, yes. But to have generation after generation of welfare
recipients...there is something wrong with the system. The Bible says to teach a man to fish not feed
him a fish. Why is it that politicians when asked what reforms are needed they will give a generic
answer like "Everything is on the table". I believe it is because they are afraid they will not be re-elected
if they were to say "Welfare reform". Government is too big. They don't even know what they have. It is
too complex. It must be pulled back to a level that can be controlled. Let the churches and non-profit
groups supply the needy. Where does it say in the Constitution that government is to supply the day to
day needs of the people. In the past that responsibility was left up to local organizations because they
were closer to the problem, knew who needed help and more importantly WHO DIDN'T. Our entitlement
its time to pay the piper, and stop putting it of on our future generations


Increase the debt ceiling only if strict goals are set for future spending cuts that include severe future
specific forced cuts in spending if the agreed upon goals are not met.
We sent a message loud and clear in November. Many of those we sent to D.C. are not listening! Time
to stop kicking this can down the road. The debt ceiling CANNOT be raised. Spending needs to
decrease. Period!

I hope we can make a difference because all of Washington has been corrupted. Look at what we got
from the 2010 budget battle, almost nothing. We don't have a D OR R problem, we have a spending
problem and They don't care!

Open drilling and all other energy initiatives in this country immediately. Balanced budget amendment
and cut spending.
We need to weed out the duplicate/overlaping programs and make the remaining ones more efficient
before we talk about cutting services.




I don't think we would be in this mess if the Obama Care had not been passed. Why not start there and
repeal it - lock stock and barrel. Clinton did one good thing in initiating the "welfare to work" bill. That
worked...LOTS of people were forced off welfare and into the workforce!!! That worked...
Lose Federal Reserve Bank! It is killing us!
Spending need to be cut 10% for the next 2 years at least, decrease the number of Federal employees,
reduce the pension and eliminate lifetime health benefits for all of congress.
1) Eliminate non-essential, unconstitutional departments, agencies, and expenditures.
2) Roll back funding on everything else; institute sound spending/budget policies. Pay essentials like
DOD, SS/ Medicare first.
3) Balanced Budget Amendment.
4) Implement the best Ryan/RSC Medicare/Medicaid Reforms.
5) Reform Social Security; optional buyout with HSA freedoms increased.
No restrictions. No increase.

When will people learn to add? When will people look in the mirror and start being honest with
themselves? When they are forced to because of absolute devastation. When it gets down to life and
death, imaginary, virtual reality vanishes and people face themselves. Sadly, in human history, it seems
to usually come to that.
I think the House Republicans should hold out until they get a balanced budget amendment and a
spending reduction attached to the debt ceiling bill. The balanced buget amendment needs to include a
clause that indicates they can not balance the budget by raising taxes but it can only be balanced by
reducing spending.


If no balanced budget attachment DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING. Republicans should vote
against it and let the government live within the taxes collected. The debt reduction should be paid first
and then taxes collected go toward the military and then toward other spending.


The Republicans need to GET A BACKBONE and stand up to the Democrats and stand with the
American people.

Once again I believe our federal legislators are not listening to us.

Bev




See governmentgonewild.org for an eye opener on the interest payments on the current federal debt:

www.youtube.com/embed/VtVbUmcQSuk


For me to support an increase in the debt ceiling the government must do two things. First, show that it
can get costs under control on the following government programs: (1) Medicare, (2) Medicaid, and (3)
Social Security. Any increase in the debt ceiling without addressing these three programs is just
worsening the problem. Second, I insist that everyone start paying income taxes, not just the estimated
50% of the population that I. There are too many people that pay no taxes, and too many people
sucking money at the trough. This must stop. I won't support an increase in the debt ceiling without
these two things being addressed. Just by the way, I do support a balanced budget amendment.

Politicians have shown that they lack the will to addresses the issue, because of the temptation to buy
votes in one way or another with the money. If more money is given to politicians, they just spend it. It's
time to take a stand before our economy and country collapses.
"Cut spending", "balance the budge", "reduce the deficit", "limit spending to % of GDP", are all gimmicks
that any first year accounting student can easily defeat. Just like the doomsayers who said they needed
700 billion dollars and then 800 billion dollars to save the financial sector from collapsing, the current
doomsayers are proclaiming another catastrophe if the debt ceiling is not raised. IT IS A LIE. The debt
ceiling should not be raised - the government should make a standard percentage cut across the board:
5%, 6%, or even 10% to find the money to pay its bills. Everyone, including international bankers will
have more confidence in the U.S. if that is done. Raising the debt ceiling is cowardice - make no
mistake about that.

David Bloch
"Cut spending", "balance the budge", "reduce the deficit", "limit spending to % of GDP", are all gimmicks
that any first year accounting student can easily defeat. Just like the doomsayers who said they needed
700 billion dollars and then 800 billion dollars to save the financial sector from collapsing, the current
doomsayers are proclaiming another catastrophe if the debt ceiling is not raised. IT IS A LIE. The debt
ceiling should not be raised - the government should make a standard percentage cut across the board:
5%, 6%, or even 10% to find the money to pay its bills. Everyone, including international bankers will
have more confidence in the U.S. if that is done. Raising the debt ceiling is cowardice - make no
mistake about that.

David Bloch

Attn: Michigan U.S. Congressional Delegation

We are residents of a struggling Michigan city, Saginaw, and we're asking, no demanding that you stop
using our taxes to campaign (read 'buy votes') and most importantly stop spending what you don't have
(even the bagger at Krogers knows our money is becoming worthless, "because you're spending by
printing . . . it's like Monopoly money". sincerely, jim & Susan




No increase in national debt ceiling - decrease our national debt. Return to constitutional mandated
control only and leave states to do what they do best - control locally.
 The government needs to live under the same budget rules that an average family does.Enough is
enough!!!!!

I think we may need to increase to prevent bad things, but at the same time the budget needs to be
balanced to prevent further debt.
One of these days the President and Congress has got to get serious on this debt ceiling, and today is a
good day to start, I am tired of them fooling around, they might as well learn today how to balance a
budget, I learned the day I got married. Maybe we can divorce them all. P hester
Just like our own households, if we do not have funds to spend, our government should not be allowed
to either. Quit spending moneys you do not have to spend.



Hello fellow Tea Party Types! In my opinion the whole idea of a national debt based on
printing/borrowing money is bogus. The Constitution gives the US the right to coin/create money
(perhaps called fiat money - of nothing!). For US to have a national bank (The FED) to manage and
skim is not constitutional, just ask Andrew Jackson! The Federal Reserve should be abolished. It is
perhaps the biggest scam ever perpetrated on a people in history. We actually borrow into existence
every dollar that is printed, and that is nuts. The FED skims off the top.
We need to overhaul this bogus system.
Sincerely,
Hobart Putman
Mayville, MI
I marked "Limited Spending 5% now"
but I would also have liked to include "Cut Spending 5% now".

I believe a balanced budget amendment should be a constitutional amendment... not just something that
can be changed back and forth by the whims of Washington.
Cut spending by $750 million today, and $1 billion or more in every future year, until the national debt is
paid off.



Also repeal of Obamacare immediately!!!


Congress needs to be responsible for their actions.




     I believe there are many opportunities to reduce Federal spending (i.e. Federal corporate and farm
subsidies, overly generous Federal employee wages, pensions, and benefits {such as healthcare}, pork-
barrell projects, earmarks, etc.. All Federal employees, including elected officials, should recieve
wages, pensions, and benefits in-line with all other working American Citizens (i.e. Regular Social
Security and Medicare). No special plans or treatment!
    All forms of Social Security (SSI, SS Disability, etc.) should be reserved to American Citizens who
were compelled to pay into the system through taxation over their working careers. Medicare should
likewise only go to American Citizens who paid their share and have reached 65 years old. It is only the
illeagal deversion of these funds to others that has put these "Federal Trust Funds" at risk.
     On the revenue side, I believe that there should be one "flat" tax rate for citizens, a higher one for
non-citizens, and a still higher one for corporations. The highest rates should be charged to "non-value-
adding" entities like Banks, Insurance companies, and Wall Street investment companies. The "too-big-
to-fail" entities that were bailed out should be split up and should have stringent compensation
restrictions. The "Fed" should be abolished or severely regulated and forced to be 100% transparent in
all of it's operations.

Obamacare must be fully repealed (no riders or restrictions) BEFORE the ceiling can be raised.

The ceiling should absolutely not be raised until any rider or restriction has been implemented. We've
played this game before with the left. Do what they want and maybe in 2016 they'll act on your rider!!!!


Are we nuts!!!

I feel it is time to draw a line in the sand say no to our leaders. Those in office now have done nothing
but ruin everything they touch. Lets put forth the best effort we can too get them out of office.


a budget amendment should also be worked on so that we can not get in this hole in the future. but this
will take more time.
An increase in the debt ceiling is a false sense of security. I am an American Citizen who no longer
feels secure because of the outrageous debt we now have.



No debt ceiling increase also means no riders attached to a debt ceiling increase
We must stop somewhere, I think we're long overdue for the words NO MORE!

Elected officials LIVE WITHIN YOU MEANS. STOP THE SPENDING!!!!! WE DON'T HAVE A
PRINTER TO PRINT MORE MONEY AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU.
The Government; both state and federal; needs to live within their means....just like the rest of us. They
need to prioritize their spending. Bring the troops home to protect our borders. Eliminate frivilous
spending and cut the rest across the board!

Jerry Habedank
All funding for Obamacare implementation removed!
we cant just stop the spending, but we need to control the spending. we need to be on a balance budget
the credit card must be cut up and deal only with cash on hand. Everyday we need to pay off the debt.
we need to slim down the government and treat it just like a household. cant spend what you dont have.
Diane



If they raise the limit let the rally's begin for a new speaker of the house with guts. When I reach my
credit limit I must cut spending, actually I cut the cards and cut spending.
If we are true to our claim that we want to limit the power of the federal government, we must hold fast to
the sanity of a balanced budget. Recognizing that the path to "here" has many authors, it seems
reasonable that we, as reasonable leaders, will authorize the increase in the ceiling to allow the
transition to a balanced budget amendment.

TJ Spencer
MI 7
Chelsea, MI
Placing specific formula limitations just creates short-term games and may have undesirable unintended
consequences. What is really needed is a realistic evaluation methodology for scoring each member of
congress and timely monitoring of their score. To be meaningful, the scoring needs to cut through all
the voting smoke and mirrors that the politicians frequently hide behind. It needs to measure the true
impact of the votes they are making.

To spend more then we earn is a short trip to disaster.

We need to live within our means. We should not spend money that we do not have. Grants should be
eliminated if they come from borrowed money. Support to other countrys should not happen if it is
borrowed money. Cell phones to persons on assistance, what is this the last time I knew a cell phone is
not something that you need to live, food and shelter are. Raise my taxes for things like this. I am taxed
enough. Why should people get tax returns larger than the monies that they payed in, as I am sending
in quarterly amounts. Small businesses are paying more than there share of taxes. G
I can not keep writing checks in my check book if there is no money. Why are you.

I do not have enough info to know if we must increase the debt ceiling to avoid default of USA debts.
Need huge spending cuts and no tax increases.
Commit to annual reductions in spending as a percent of GDP. Replace republicans who propose new
or increased taxes. Eliminate coporate welfare. Thanks very much for all that you do.



institute immediate across the board cuts to eliminaate the $5,000,000,000 that we are borrowing each
day.


I only choose yes because I feel a "no" will inevitably result in a default on the government debt which I
feel would have disastrous consequences.
The debt is already too high and it is only common sense to reduce the debt before the United States
collapses.
HELL NO, the credit card is maxed out
No increase, ever!
Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending
NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut
Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW!
Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW! Cut Spending NOW!


we the people are to stay out of debt if we can't pay it back, so I think our leaders should get us out of
this mess they got us into. I know it will hurt allot of people, me one of them, but we have to get out of
the debt, we are sending the wrong message to our kids and grand kids.
should cut gov. spending by 30%
The only way it should be increased is if we curtail future spending and make cuts to get the budget in
line and start decreasing the deficit.
We should never have to increase the debt limit,you should have learned from your mistakes and stop
spending NOW and start paying off NOW.

Until the beltway gang has the courage to tell the truth about inflation, tax reform and uncontrolled
spending and has the ability to take action in a meaningful way, including but not limited to entitlements
and government expansion in both authority and expansive employee hiring, I shall not in any time
frame, support more debt. We must cut spending, balance the budget, cut foreign spending, end public
giveaways and enact real tax reform. We must return to our constitutional republic and take the power
from the elitists.


A balanced budget is the goal, but you can't get to that all at once.


We have tried to get the politians to stop wastefully spending our money and they refuse. This is the
only way to get them to stop.



I worked in accounting for over 25 years. It is not difficult or unusual to cut a budget by 10%. I would
have every dept cut by at least 10% less than the 2008 budget numbers. Desperate times call for
desperate measures.




I don;t think it should be raised, as it will just lead to another one later on. They have got to learn that
they have to reduce spending, and I am talking about the Democrats, and the Republicans, one is as
bad as the other. With the money they make and the money they handle, they do not have a clue on
how to live on a budget, or how to cut spending.

  P.Hester



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