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Will Shuster Vote to Increase the Debt Ceiling?

 A few months ago when our news department asked Congressman Bill Shuster if he vote to raise the debt ceiling he responded that he needed to study “that.”
 

 
We haven’t heard much from the congressman on the matter since. But we can get some sense of the Congressman’s position. On his web site there is an article dated Feb 3, 2011 under the headline President Obama’s Tin Ear on Spending Increase in Debt Limit Must be Tied to Spending Cuts. (Full text at the end of this post)
  
In his entry Shuster states:  “The only people playing the „typical Washington game? right now are President Obama and congressional Democrats who can?t seem to tear themselves away from the spending binge they?ve been on for the past few years,”
Are you kidding Congressman? This from the cardboard check carrying champ who sat at the feet of his father, Bud Shuster Sr. (Shuster Sr was in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1973 to 2001 and according to Wikipedia he is best known for his advocacy of transportation projects that critics deride as "pork barrel" spending.)
Getting back to the current Congressman Shuster February statement we find:
“The American people demand reductions in spending tied to any increase in the nation?s debt limit and I agree with them,” Shuster added. “We cannot afford to continue to follow the failed policies of the past. Spending cuts must be a priority and they must be tied to any increase in the debt limit. Period."
  
Well not exactly Mr Shuster. A July 12, 2011 Gallup poll concludes that  
“Despite agreement among leaders of both sides of the political aisle in Washington that raising the U.S. debt ceiling is necessary, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote against such a bill than for it, 42% vs 22%." 
(http://www.gallup.com/poll/148454/debt-ceiling-increase-remains-unpopular-americans.aspx)
For the past several months on TWO WAY RADIO I have stated that I believe Mr. Shuster will vote in favor of increasing the debt ceiling. WHY? Because Shuster believes that the government still does not spend enough money. Because Shuster sees Congress as a career choice and most politicians believe that the road to re-election is paved with pork. 
So Congressman make my day. Prove me wrong by standing up for the people, stand up for the country. Vote NO to increasing the debt ceiling.

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Following is the Congressman’s full post, typos and all.
 
 
 
President Obama's Tin Ear on Spending
Thursday February 03, 2011
 
 
President Obama’s Tin Ear on Spending
Increase in Debt Limit Must be Tied to Spending Cuts

Washington, DC – As the debate over raising the debt limit heats up in Washington, DC one thing is clear: t
he American people want any increase in the debt limit tied to real reductions in spending. Why, then isn?t the President listening?
According to a story in Politico, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley indicated that they intend to raise the nation?s debt limit without any real reductions in spending and accused anyone who supports tying spending cuts to the debt limit of “playing the typical Washington game.”
“The only people playing the „typical Washington game? right now are President Obama and congressional Democrats who can?t seem to tear themselves away from the spending binge they?ve been on for the past few years,” said Congressman Shuster.
“The American people demand reductions in spending tied to any increase in the nation?s debt limit and I agree with them,” Shuster added. “We cannot afford to continue to follow the failed policies of the past. Spending cuts must be a priority and they must be tied to any increase in the debt limit. Period.”
  


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