As a newsman, sometimes I just shake my head and wonder why everyone in the media are missing the biggest story of all.
No, I’m not talking about Barack Obama’s apparent ineligibility. Donald Trump has actually managed to get that story on everyone’s radar after three years of work by WND.
I’m talking about a political earthquake about to strike Washington.
No one besides WND has been counting heads among House Republicans on stopping what has been assumed to be an inevitable raise in the debt limit in the next few weeks.
Yet, every day, more House Republicans are of a mind to just say no.
If just 218 of the 241 Republicans ultimately vote no on raising the debt limit past $14.3 trillion, the whole house of cards falls down for Barack Obama and the Democrats. Not only do they have to stop spending, they will be forced to start cutting – and I mean cutting a lot.
Say goodbye to Obamacare. Say goodbye to the Department of Education. Say goodbye to NPR and PBS funding. Say goodbye to Planned Parenthood subsidies. Say goodbye to hundreds of billions of unconstitutional spending. It all has to go. That’s how important this one impending vote really is.
I’ve been doing my best to make this a national issue for the last eight weeks with the “No More Red Ink” campaign. And I want to thank all the people who have participated so far. You are on the verge of making history!
We have sent nearly 1 million red letters to the House Republicans urging them to realize the power they have in their hands and to use it.
We are on the verge of victory. Votes are changing. The trend is toward stopping all further borrowing. Yet, the blackout continues.
I need you to take part in this campaign right now before we miss this historic opportunity. Once the debt limit is raised, it’s back to business as usual in Washington.
We are effectively moving House Republicans against raising the debt limit – and they are beginning to realize this is where their real power is. But time is excruciatingly short.
Though there has been little discussion about it in the national media or even on Capitol Hill, House Republicans hold all the cards on denying a debt-limit hike. With control of the House, they need only 218 votes against it to freeze borrowing and force the federal government to begin living within its means immediately.
Even though House Speaker John Boehner favors raising the debt limit, his majority clearly does not. Most House Republicans understand why voters gave them the House last November, and they are responding to the public pressure they are getting from the “No More Red Ink” campaign.
Why are any Republicans for a debt-limit hike? Why would they want to give Barack Obama and the Democrats in the Senate the leverage they need to keep borrowing and spending? And why, in particular, is the House Republican leadership bucking the majority of its own caucus and going along with the majority of Democrats in the House?
The dirty, little secret Boehner and the entire Washington establishment don’t want Americans to know is that he can – with one vote – enact the most sweeping cuts in federal spending in a century, by simply blocking an increase in the debt limit in the next 30 days.
If Boehner came out tomorrow in support of this position, the entire bloc of 241 House Republicans would stand behind him. They want him to do it. Most of them support this position right now. They want to say no. And this is the one thing Republicans can do this year that will have a dramatic, historic impact on policy – helping to return us right now to limited constitutional government once again.
It’s simply the most important vote that will be cast in Congress in the next two years and, perhaps, the most important in the last century.
The tide is turning against raising the debt limit. When this campaign began, we could identify only two or three solid Republican votes. Now we have identified 142. That’s real progress, but we only have two or three more weeks left to make history.