Powerful GOP bloc demand "Cut, Cap, and Balance"

The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Study Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, and a very strong bloc of conservative Republicans, are demanding that the Republican compromise  --   regarding the raising of the national debt ceiling  --  with Barack Obama and his Democrats in Congress, include a fiscally responsible plan to cut spending, to cap spending, and to balance the federal budget.

As Congressman Jordan points out in his press release below, 47 Senators have signed-on to a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Supporters of Christian Coalition of America should examine the list of Members of the House of Representatives below to see if their Member has signed on to this effort to "Cut, Cap, and Balance," and if not, contact their Representative to do so immediately.  Time is of the essence.

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103 Representatives Call for “Cut, Cap, and Balance” Response to Impending Debt Crisis

Washington, DC – 103 House Republicans, led by Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, today called for a three-pronged approach of spending reductions to resolve the debt limit impasse and avoid the greater debt crisis just over the horizon.

The “Cut, Cap and Balance” proposal, outlined in a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, calls for:

  1. Immediate spending cuts to slash the deficit in half next year.  According to March projections from the Congressional Budget Office, this would require spending cuts of approximately $380 billion in the 2012 fiscal year.
  2. Statutory, enforceable caps that align spending with average revenues by ratcheting total federal spending down to 18% of GDP.
  3. House and Senate passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that includes a spending cap at 18% of GDP and a high hurdle for tax increases.  47 Senators have already endorsed a Balanced Budget Amendment along these lines.

“America faces what Democrat Erskine Bowles has called ‘the most predictable economic crisis in history,’” said Rep. Jordan.  “Yet President Obama and other Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling with no questions asked.  ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ is the only plan on the table bold enough to turn the tide of debt, prevent the coming crisis, and restore confidence in our economy.  These three measures together will breathe new life into the Age of America."

The full text of the letter is available here, and the 103 House Republicans who signed the letter are listed below...."

Letter Signers:

1.       Rep. Todd Akin

36.     Rep. Tom Graves

71.     Rep. Randy Neugebauer

2.       Rep. Justin Amash

37.     Rep. Tim Griffin

72.     Rep. Kristi Noem

3.       Rep. Roscoe Bartlett

38.     Rep. Paul Gosar

73.     Rep. Alan Nunnelee

4.       Rep. Joe Barton

39.     Rep. Frank Guinta

74.     Rep. Pete Olson

5.       Rep. Dan Benishek

40.     Rep. Ralph Hall

75.     Rep. Stephen Palazzo

6.       Rep. Rob Bishop

41.     Rep. Andy Harris

76.     Rep. Steve Pearce

7.       Rep. Marsha Blackburn

42.     Rep. Vicki Hartzler

77.     Rep. Mike Pence

8.       Rep. Kevin Brady

43.     Rep. Nan Hayworth

78.     Rep. Joe Pitts

9.       Rep. Paul Broun

44.     Rep. Tim Huelskamp

79.     Rep. Ted Poe

10.     Rep. Larry Bucshon

45.     Rep. Bill Huizenga

80.     Rep. Mike Pompeo

11.     Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle

46.     Rep. Randy Hultgren

81.     Rep. Ben Quayle

12.     Rep. Dan Burton

47.     Rep. Bill Johnson

82.     Rep. Tom Reed

13.     Rep. John Campbell

48.     Rep. Sam Johnson

83.     Rep. Reid Ribble

14.     Rep. Steve Chabot

49.     Rep. Jim Jordan

84.     Rep. Scott Rigell

15.     Rep. Jason Chaffetz

50.     Rep. Mike Kelly

85.     Rep. Phil Roe

16.     Rep. Howard Coble

51.     Rep. Jack Kingston

86.     Rep. Todd Rokita

17.     Rep. Mike Coffman

52.     Rep. John Kline

87.     Rep. Dennis Ross

18.     Rep. Chip Cravaack

53.     Rep. Raul Labrador

88.     Rep. Ed Royce

19.     Rep. Rick Crawford

54.     Rep. Doug Lamborn

89.     Rep. Steve Scalise

20.     Rep. John Culberson

55.     Rep. Jeff Landry

90.     Rep. Robert Schilling

21.     Rep. Scott Desjarlais

56.     Rep. James Lankford

91.     Rep. Jean Schmidt

22.     Rep. Jeff Duncan

57.     Rep. Bob Latta

92.     Rep. Dave Schweikert

23.     Rep. Stephen Fincher

58.     Rep. Billy Long

93.     Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

24.     Rep. Jeff Flake

59.     Rep. Cynthia Lummis

94.     Rep. Steve Southerland

25.     Rep. Chuck Fleischmann

60.     Rep. Connie Mack

95.     Rep. Cliff Stearns

26.     Rep. Jeff Fleming

61.     Rep. Don Manzullo

96.     Rep. Steve Stivers

27.     Rep. Bill Flores

62.     Rep. Tom Marino

97.     Rep. Marlin Stutzman

28.     Rep. Randy Forbes

63.     Rep. Mike McCaul

98.     Rep. Scott Tipton

29.     Rep. Virginia Foxx

64.     Rep. Tom McClintock

99.     Rep. Tim Walberg

30.     Rep. Trent Franks

65.     Rep. Thad McCotter

100.  Rep. Joe Walsh

31.     Rep. Scott Garrett

66.     Rep. Patrick McHenry

101.  Rep. Allen West

32.     Rep. Bob Gibbs

67.     Rep. Gary Miller

102.  Rep. Joe Wilson

33.     Rep. Phil Gingrey

68.     Rep. Jeff Miller

103.  Rep. Kevin Yoder

34.     Rep. Trey Gowdy

69.     Rep. Mick Mulvaney


35.     Rep. Sam Graves

70.     Rep. Sue Myrick



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