Heritage Action Statement on Boehner Debt Plan

In response to the debt plan outlined by House Speaker John Boehner, Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham released the following statement:

Heritage Action is eager to review the details of the latest plan.  As we have said, we are a “no” on raising the debt limit and will remain a “no” unless a proposal drives down federal spending and borrowing while protecting America, rejects tax increases and includes the sort of historic reforms that will save the American dream for our children and grandchildren.  Based on preliminary reports, we are skeptical this proposal rises to the occasion.

Additional Information:
Open Letter to Congress: “No” on Debt Deal “Unless”
Heritage Action is a “no” and will remain a “no” unless a deal rises to the level of the substantial fiscal challenges which face our nation.

Watch Out for the Gimmicks and Promises
The American people understand our nation is on an unsustainable path, but they are not willing to accept a gimmick-riddled deal cloaked in bipartisan rhetoric and feel-good promises.

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