ALEXANDER Says we must meet two “urgent” goals: reducing our debt, and meeting our financial obligat Alexander: “We Can’t Go From Being the Most Creditworthy Nation in the World to Being a Nation that Pays Its Bills Out of a Cigar Box”
of ideas – Cut, Cap, and Balance, the Corker proposal, the Gang of Six proposal. That is why I support the Isakson-Shaheen effort on the two-year budget. That is the kind of attitude we need in the next couple of weeks.
Cut, Cap, and Balance is a good way to meet our two urgent goals: take a significant step to reduce our debt and do it in a way that honors our financial obligations.
We are perfectly capable as a country of fiscally disciplining ourselves. We are capable of reducing our debt and of stopping spending money we don't have and, at the same time, avoiding turning the most creditworthy nation in the world into a country that pays its bills out of a cigar box.