House GOP Whip McCarthy says: "It's Time For Senate Democrats to Live up To Their Responsibilities and Lead"

This morning, every single Democrat Senator   --  Senators John Kerry and Gillibrand did not vote  --  refused to vote for the only bill which has been offered by any Senator to solve the debt ceiling crisis caused by the left-wing policies of those very same Democrats in Congress.  These Democrats unanimously voted to "table" the bill. 

In other words, the Democrats in the United States Senate did not want to even debate for one minute the only bill which has passed overwhelmingly in the United States House of Representatives which would have solved the debt ceiling "crisis" and at the same time improved the credit rating of the United States.  The Democrats did not want to add amendments to the Republican bill to improve the bill even if they believed it needed to be improved.  The Democrats, instead, wanted to go home and have another vacation. 

Ironically, earlier this week, their leader, Harry Reid, blasted the Republicans in the House of Representatives  -- who passed by a very large majority, last Tuesday night, the only bill which has passed Congress to solve the president's debt ceiling crisis  --  because the Republican leadership had scheduled a district work period this weekend. 

The reality is, is that  --  just as every single Republican in the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress opposed the socialized medicine scheme called ObamaCare  --  every single Republican Representative and every single Republican Senator this week voted FOR the very commonsense bill, the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011," sponsored Representative Jason Chaffetz and Senator Mike Lee, Republicans from Utah.

The Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), issued a press release immediately following this morning's vote on the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011," S.1340.  Congressman McCarthy said, "...we’ve had a short opportunity for the American public to see what Cut, Cap and Balance is all about.  You look at the CNN poll, when they look at the debt limit they want to see a balanced budget amendment. There is a fundamental difference here—not only did we say what we’re for, we voted for what we’re for.  That’s a responsibility, some people can vote on what they’re against, but you got to say what you’re for.  This is too big an issue for America to face without real leadership."

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy's press release is directly below:

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McCarthy: It’s Time For Senate Democrats To Live up To Their Responsibilities And Lead

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) called on Senate Democrats to fulfill their responsibility and offer a plan of their own to tackle the debt:

“So, the responsibility from the House, once again, has proven the course that not only will we say what we’ll do, we’ll back it up with votes, and put it on the floor and send it to the Senate.  The Senate has an action to take, if they do not like our action they have to say what they’re for.”

“You heard from the Speaker and the Leader and you might hear the same thing from all of us because this Conference is very, very united.  It’s not just the Republican Conference, we’ve had a short opportunity for the American public to see what Cut, Cap and Balance is all about.  You look at the CNN poll, when they look at the debt limit they want to see a balanced budget amendment.  There is a fundamental difference here—not only did we say what we’re for, we voted for what we’re for.  That’s a responsibility, some people can vote on what they’re against, but you got to say what you’re for.  This is too big an issue for America to face without real leadership.  It’s not just America watching, it’s also the world.  If we are going to continue to lead, you have to step up to the plate.  So, the responsibility from the House, once again, has proven the course that not only will we say what we’ll do, we’ll back it up with votes, and put it on the floor and send it to the Senate.  The Senate has an action to take, if they do not like our action they have to say what they’re for.”

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