How Environmental Groups Are Responding to Trump’s ‘Solar Wall’ Pitch

President Donald Trump’s idea of putting solar panels on his long-promised border wall hasn’t gained a lot of support among top environmental lobbying groups—even though the organizations have long backed solar power as a key renewable energy.

“The problem with talking about solar panels on Trump’s border wall is that it’s science fiction,” Travis Nichols, a spokesman for Greenpeace, a liberal environmentalist group, told The Daily Signal. “Just like clean coal does not exist and will never exist, Trump’s wall with solar panels won’t exist, so it’s irrelevant to discuss climate issues.”

A spokesman with the Sierra Club referred to a tweet storm by the Sierra Club executive director, Michael Brune, reacting to Trump’s proposal for solar panels on the border wall.

Speaking Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump proposed putting solar panels on the wall. Such panels would capture power along the hot southern border, to help increase the power supply, which the president said would help pay for the wall.

“We’re thinking of something that’s unique, we’re talking about the southern border, lots of sun, lots of heat. We’re thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy and pays for itself. And this way, Mexico will have to pay much less money,” Trump told the Iowa crowd.

“And that’s good, right? Is that good? You are the first group I’ve told that to. A solar wall. It makes sense. Let’s see. We are working it out. Solar wall panels.”

Trump added: “Pretty good imagination, right? Good? My idea.”

There would likely be more effective ways to pay for the wall, said Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, a pro-border enforcement think tank.

“It is one of the sunnier parts of the country, but solar panels are fairly fragile,” Camarota told The Daily Signal. “Each illegal border crosser has a cost of about $75,000 for taxpayers. A modest reduction in border crossings could help pay for the wall.”

Camarota, who believes interior enforcement is perhaps more important than the wall, said the reduction in needed law enforcement and health costs from drugs not entering the country would also offset the costs.

There are too many uncertainties to know whether this would cover the cost of the border wall, said Nick Loris, a research fellow in energy and environmental policy at The Heritage Foundation.

“It’s entirely too early to tell and there are too many outstanding questions. If the solar panels are subsidized, we’re just paying for them through another mechanism,” Loris told The Daily Signal. “It’s difficult to know what the solar panels would cost, how much energy they’d produce standing vertically as opposed to angled horizontally like you see at a solar farm or a rooftop.”

It would require additional building, Loris said, adding:

You also have to factor in the transmission lines to take the energy from remote places to where it’s needed. There’s repair, replacement, and waste costs. They’re also not very efficient compared to other forms of energy, which is why they only account for a meager 2 percent of our net electricity generation, even with generous support from the taxpayer. There’s a lot of question marks surrounding the project so that it’s difficult to know how costly or beneficial it would be.

A Wall Street Journal op-ed headlined “A Shiny Border Wall That Pays for Itself” by Vasilis Fthenakis, an earth and engineering professor at Columbia University, and Ken Zweibel, director of the Solar Institute at George Washington University, contends:

Resolving the political impasse between Mexico and the U.S. over a border wall requires innovative thinking. How about this: Presidents Donald Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto should work together to construct a ‘solar wall’—a massive string of photovoltaic panels—on the Mexican side of the border.

Another op-ed in the liberal Huffington Post on Dec. 16, 2016, “Instead of Trump’s Wall, Let’s Build A Border of Solar Panels,” by Homero Aridjis, a poet and novelist, and James Ramey, a professor at Metropolitan Autonomous University and member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers, said:

There is indeed a way that Mexico could create a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, one constructed exclusively on the Mexican side, with substantial benefits for both countries and the planet: a solar border. …

If one were to construct the equivalent of a strip of arrays one-third the width of a football field south of the entire U.S.-Mexico border, wider in some areas and narrower in others, with a wide berth allowed for populated areas and stretches of rugged terrain, sufficient energy might be produced to also supply Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Dallas, and Houston. For the U.S. cities, it would be a way to obtain cheaper and cleaner energy than they can from other sources.

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What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform

Sgt. Mike Verardo’s military career ended seven years ago because of an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, but he said the worst part of his injuries was dealing with a “broken VA” when he returned home.

He had to go to the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital weekly, wait 57 days for a prosthetic leg, make long drives to VA medical centers to verify he had injuries and undergo more than 100 surgeries. He said the doctors were patriotic and cared about veterans, but much of the bureaucracy failed those returning home from war.

“When I came home it was incredibly difficult going once a week to the VA trying to get the basic care that I needed,” Verardo told The Daily Signal in an interview at the White House shortly after President Donald Trump signed legislation to hold VA staff more accountable and improve service to veterans.

In the East Room, surrounded by veterans groups, Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.

The bill was set up to create a new streamlined process to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee for poor performance or misconduct. It also provides expanded protections for whistleblowers and bars the VA from using this removal authority if the employee has an open whistleblower complaint.

The new law also allows the VA secretary to to reduce an employee’s federal pension if he is convicted of a felony that influenced his job at the VA and to directly appoint individuals to the positions of medical center director at VA centers.

“President Trump definitely engaged with the veterans on his campaign. He definitely listened to what we had to say,” Verardo told The Daily Signal.

Verardo also spoke at the bill signing ceremony before Trump spoke.

During his remarks, Trump asked Verardo to stand up and the president shook his hand. Trump joked, “He gets up better than I do.”

“What happened to Michael is happening to many but it’s rarely happening under our leadership and David’s leadership,” Trump said, referring to VA Secretary David Shulkin.

The president talked about the 2014 VA waiting list scandal, in which the department’s inspector general determined that some VA medical centers’ falsified waiting lists led to denied care and in some cases deaths.

“We all remember the nightmare that veterans suffered during the VA scandals that were exposed a few years ago. Veterans were put on secret wait lists, given the wrong medication, given the bad treatments, and ignored in moments of crisis for them,” the president said.

Trump added:

Many veterans died waiting for a simple doctor’s appointment. What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls. Outdated laws kept the government from holding those who failed our veterans accountable.

Shulkin talked during the bill signing ceremony about how the department could not fire employees with a record of driving under the influence or an employee who watched pornography during work hours. Still, he said the purpose of the new law is not to fire more people but to set up a culture of higher standards at the department.

During a press conference at the White House after the bill signing, Shulkin told The Daily Signal:

Every organization needs to see whether something works and whether you need to make changes. So it won’t surprise me if we’re going to need to ask for further legislative changes. Frankly, I’m looking for additional support on the hiring piece because getting the right people in place not only involves removing people that have lost their way but more importantly it involves attracting the very best and the brightest to serve our country’s veterans. And it still takes too long to do that and we’re still too restrictive so I’m going to be looking for help in that area.

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Nonprofit Tracker to Remove ‘Hate Group’ Labels on Conservative Groups for ‘Time Being’

The nation’s leading source of information on U.S. charities announced it will modify its use of a controversial “hate group” designation in listings for some well-known and broadly supported conservative nonprofits.

“We have decided to remove the SPLC annotations from these 46 organizations for the time being,” read a statement posted Friday on GuideStar’s website. “This change will be implemented during the week of June 26, 2017. In the meantime, we will make this information available to any user on request.”

GuideStar, which calls itself a “neutral” aggregator of tax data on charities, recently incorporated the “hate group” labels produced by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, which inspired 41 conservative leaders to protest the move, asking GuideStar in a letter last week to remove the flagging

In an interview with The Daily Signal last week, William G. “Jerry” Boykin, a retired Army general who is executive vice president of the Family Research Council, said GuideStar’s messaging is not neutral.

“GuideStar says that they are neutral, but they are anything but neutral. In fact … I would say at this point, they are becoming an arm of the ultra-left,” Boykin said.

The conservatives’ letter, dated June 21 and directed to GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold, who is described on GuideStar’s website as a social change strategist, asked the website to drop the “hate group” labels put on 46 organizations.

Before joining GuideStar, Harold worked for the Hewlett Foundation’s philanthropy program as a “climate change campaigner” for Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace USA, and as an organizing director at Citizen Works.

Organizations represented on the letter included the Family Research Council, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the American College of Pediatricians, the National Task Force for Therapy Equality, the American Family Association, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness.

Signers of the letter pointed to recent history and noted the “hate group” designation propagated by the Southern Poverty Law Center and adopted by GuideStar can have serious implications.

Floyd Corkins, the man convicted of a 2012 attempt to massacre employees at the Family Research Council, was inspired by SPLC’s description of the Christian pro-family research organization as a hate group.

In an interview with the FBI, Corkins said a list on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website motivated his attack, a connection which the SPLC has acknowledged.

The signers also note that that James T. Hodgkinson, the man who police say tried to gun down Republican lawmakers June 14 during practice for a congressional baseball game just outside Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, liked the Southern Poverty Law Center on Facebook.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was gravely wounded in the gunman’s attack. Four others were injured.

Among the signers of the June 21 letter was Edwin J. Feulner, founder and president of The Heritage Foundation, the parent organization of The Daily Signal. Two other fixtures of the conservative think tank, Heritage board member Edwin Meese III and Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham, also signed the letter. Heritage is not labeled a hate group by either SPLC or GuideStar.

The signers asked Harold “that GuideStar return to its prior, nonpolitical approach to evaluating nonprofit organizations. Please send your reply within one week of receipt of this letter.”

The self-described “neutral” aggregator announced it would continue to navigate the “political spectrum” and evaluate how to move forward.

“We hope to engage in a constructive dialogue with experts from across the political spectrum to help us determine the best way to fulfill this need,” GuideStar’s press release said. (For more from the author of “Nonprofit Tracker to Remove ‘Hate Group’ Labels on Conservative Groups for ‘Time Being'” please click HERE)

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With Ominous Tweet, Comey Pal Suggests Bombshell Story Is Soon to Drop

A longtime friend of James Comey is teasing what could be a bombshell story about the former FBI director and his interactions with President Trump.

Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, posted an ominous message on Twitter on Friday: “TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK.”

The lawyer, who blogs at Lawfare, has posted similar messages in the past just before major stories in the ongoing Trump-Comey saga hit The New York Times.

Wittes wrote on Twitter that the upcoming story could be published late Friday or on Monday. The heads-up comes a day after Trump revealed that he was bluffing last month when he suggested that he had recorded his conversations with Comey.

May 16 appears to be his first time Wittes previewed Comey stories.

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DHS Agent: “Staggering” Pedophilia Crisis Uncovered With Mass Arrests of Entertainers, Community Leaders, Professionals and Clergy

As bogus news pushing the divisive two-party paradigm about which puppet politician said something stupid this week fills the airwaves, very real news is taking place and conveniently getting glossed over. This very real news involves very real victims — who happen to be innocent children.

This week, a massive operation came to a head that was carried out across southern California which swept up 238 child predators and traffickers — including clergymen attempting to buy a 6-year-old boy.

Conducted by the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes against Children task force, “Operation Broken Heart III” targeted offenders wanted for the sexual exploitation of children, child prostitution, sex tourism and possessing and distributing child pornography, said Deputy Chief Matt Blake of the Los Angeles Police Department, as reported by the LA Times.

The mass arrests were not made up of reclusive pedophiles living in their mother’s basements either. In fact, much of the arrests involved high-profile figures throughout the community.

John Reynolds, acting special agent in charge for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations said that among those arrested were entertainers, community leaders, white-collar professionals and clergy members.

“The incidence of child sexual exploitation has reached staggering proportions,” he said at a news conference.

These are not your typical Internet dwellers looking to prey on children online with images and pornography. These people are willing to cross the globe to purchase children for sex. What this exposes is the very real, elite, and extremely horrific market for children.

In May, Michael Quinn, 33, traveled from Australia to Los Angeles to complete a deal to buy a 6-year-old boy for sex, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.

As the Times reports, undercover agents met Quinn on a social media networking site, where he had communicated that he wanted to “meet up with a dad who shares his young one,” according to prosecutors.

“Quinn explained to the undercover agent he was hoping to meet ‘other pervs’ in the U.S. and ultimately agreed to pay a human trafficker $250 to provide him with a young boy with whom he could engage in illicit sex,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.

Since its inception in 2014, Operation Broken Heart has increased resources to law enforcement agencies and task forces which have resulted in thousands of arrests. It is one of 61 programs nationwide funded through the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Sadly, the funding for the prevention of child sex trafficking is but a drop in the bucket to the $51 billion spent annually fighting a [largely unconstitutional] drug war. . .

However, as the Free Thought Project has reported numerous times, many of these sickos hold positions of power within high levels of the government. They have an incentive to protect their operation and can do so using the many corrupt pedophiles within law enforcement as their minions.

In case after case, the Free Thought Project reports on horrifying instances of child sex rings that were allowed to go on for decades because politicians — including heads of states — policemen, clergy, and others were all in on the sick game.

In fact, as the new Netflix series, The Keepers set out to launch an investigation into a murder cold case it soon became much deeper because of the high-level pedophilia it revealed. The story exposed a concerted effort to conceal widespread rape and sexual abuse committed by Keough school chaplain and counselor Father Joseph Maskell, as well as other clergy, police, and a local gynecologist.

On multiple occasions, the Free Thought Project has reported interviews of former child sex trafficking victims who’ve all noted that they had nowhere to go as police and high-level politicians all took part in the abuse.

Hopefully, as the government’s war on drugs continues to crumble, people will wake up to the fact that rescuing a child from a rapist is far more important than catching some dude smoking a plant. Hopefully. (Read more articles from the author of “Staggering Pedophilia Crisis Uncovered,” HERE)
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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project.

Asian Yale Dean Makes “White Trash” Comment, Forced to Step Down

June Chu, who came under fire earlier in 2017 for using disparaging terms like “white trash” in Yelp reviews, has left Yale University.

“Dean Chu has left her position at Pierson College and wishes the best to the students,” Pierson College administrative head Stephen Davis wrote in an email to students. “As a result, I am initiating the process of the search for a new dean, who will be in place before the start of the fall term” . . .

Chu had been placed on leave by Yale towards the end of May over disparaging remarks she made on Yelp towards local establishments surrounding New Haven, Connecticut, where the university is located.

“This establishment is definitely not authentic by any stretch of any imagination and perfect for those low-class folks who believe this is a real night out,” Chu wrote in one post. In another review, Chu wrote that the restaurant was perfect for anyone who was “white trash.”

“Let me be clear,” she wrote. “No one, especially those in trusted positions of educating young people, should denigrate or stereotype others, and that extends to any form of discrimination based on class, race, religion, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.” (Read more from “Asian Yale Dean Makes “White Trash” Comment, Forced to Step Down” HERE)

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How Low Can They Go? CNN’s Laughably ‘Sketchy’ Stunt

The CNN team is extremely upset that the White House is limiting coverage of daily press briefings. White House press secretary Sean Spicer is relying more heavily on gaggles and audio only press briefings. To fight back, CNN actually brought in a courtroom sketch artist. No, really, they did.

On Thursday, CNN’s Jim Acosta even said the White House was violating the “rights” of the American people.

No, Jim, that isn’t how the First Amendment works. No politician has an obligation to hold press briefings or even allow those briefings to be televised, lest he or she violate the “rights” of Americans. The First Amendment states that the freedom of the press should not be infringed upon. That means government officials shouldn’t be allowed to shut down media outlets because they don’t like what they are saying. It doesn’t mean anyone in the government must talk to those outlets on their terms.

Here are more of the sketches.

As Miller said, this is more about the media personalities wanting to preen for the camera than any fundamental right.

The CNN crew should probably get over themselves. (For more from the author of ” How Low Can They Go? CNN’s Laughably ‘Sketchy’ Stunt” please click HERE)

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No Tapes: Trump Says He Didn’t Record Meetings With Comey

President Donald Trump said Thursday he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up on Twitter after a month-long guessing game.

“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information,” Trump said he has “no idea” whether there are “tapes” or recordings of the two men’s conversations. “But,” he declared, “I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”

The saga began in May, just days after Trump fired Comey, who was then leading an investigation into contacts before and after the election between the president’s campaign and Russian officials. Trump disputed Comet’s version of a January dinner during which Comey said Trump had asked for a pledge of loyalty. (Read more from “No Tapes: Trump Says He Didn’t Record Meetings With Comey” HERE)

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Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Face Threats Over Their Lawsuit Against the DNC, Cite Seth Rich Murder

The Democratic National Committee has tried to shut down investigations into the mysterious death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was suspected of leaking DNC emails to Wikileaks. They have labeled questions into his death a “right-wing conspiracy.” In retaliation for his discussing the topic, they convinced some of conservative talk show host Sean Hannity’s advertisers to pull their ads from his show.

But it’s not just the right looking into the suspicious death.

Strange Bedfellows

This makes for some strange bedfellows. Antifa USA promotes violence against conservatives. They also praised a lawyer who filed a lawsuit against the DNC on behalf of Bernie Sanders’ supporters.

They filed the class-action lawsuit after the leaked DNC emails showed that the DNC was slanting the election to favor Hillary Clinton. Many suspect that Rich, a Sanders’ supporter, leaked the emails because he wanted to expose the fraud. The suit was filed on July 13, 2016, just three days after Rich was murdered. It accused the DNC of fraud and other legal violations. The plaintiffs are asking for damages, including punitive and compensatory.

The actual complaint doesn’t allude to Rich. Instead, it alleges that Russian hackers accessed the DNC’s emails and posted them on the website of shadowy figure Guccifer 2.0. He is rumored to be Russian.

On June 13, plaintiffs’ attorneys filed a motion requesting a protective order for the plaintiffs, their families and any potential witnesses. In support of the motion, they cited:

1) The untimely death of their process server, Sean Lucas

2) Rich’s unsolved murder

3) The recent untimely death of federal prosecutor Beranton Whisenant, Jr., in south Florida

4) Recent bizarre and disturbing conduct, including threats directed at the plaintiffs, their counsel and employees.

‘Bizarre and Disturbing Conduct’

The fourth category includes several disturbing actions. Florida resident Carol Wilding, a secretary in the Beck & Lee law firm representing the plaintiffs, said someone called the firm with a voice-masking device. She also reported that an unknown woman paid a strange visit to her mother’s home. The woman asked her mother if she was around, and left a DNC vote-by-mail application. The stranger did not visit any other homes in the vicinity.

On June 1, the plaintiffs’ attorneys filed a notice with the court about the call Wilding received. The caller used a voice changer and asked her about the firm’s lawsuit against the DNC. The firm took a screenshot of the caller ID, which showed “305-936-5724.” An internet search of the number traced it to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s congressional district office in Florida.

Schultz was the head of the DNC at the height of the scandal. She denies the call came from her office. She said she has turned the matter over to the police to investigate.

Attorney Cullin O’Brien, who is also representing the plaintiffs, said he received received three telephone calls from a “No Caller ID” number. The caller identified himself as “Chris.” He inquired if O’Brien was working on the “DNC fraud lawsuit.” When O’Brien asked him to put this in writing, the caller hung up.

The second call appeared to be from the same caller. He said, “This is bigger than you and your family and your law partners.” He referenced the news of the recent mysterious death of Assistant U.S. Attorney Whisenant. Whisenant was allegedly looking into Wasserman Schultz. O’Brien again asked the caller to put his message in writing. The caller responded in part, “I’ll play the law firms off of each other.”

O’Brien hung up, but the caller called back again. O’Brien didn’t pick up the phone. The caller left a nearly four-minute-long message. It is included in the suit as a sealed exhibit. O’Brien also said he received 11 emails from the caller. They are included in another sealed exhibit.

Plaintiff Angela Monson says she returned home recently to discover that her computer had been tampered with and was no longer working. Finally, the motion referenced the death of Rich and the mysterious death of their process server, Shawn Lucas, who served the DNC with notice of the lawsuit. The DNC has been trying to get the lawsuit dropped for improper service, and Lucas is no longer available to testify and refute this.

Motion Denied

The judge denied the motion on June 15, citing the defendants’ denial of the charges.

Two of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, husband-wife team Jared and Elizabeth Beck, often tweet about the lawsuit. On May 27, Beck tweeted that he feared for his life.

Left-Wing Conspiracy Theory?

Rich was the DNC’s Voter Expansion Data Director. One of his duties was developing an app to help voters locate polling stations. In one video, he can be seen asking officials about votes that aren’t counted. He asks, “How do we get better access to data that tell us why ballots were rejected, why ballots were cast as provisional …?”

While Sanders’ supporters may be be proved wrong on some or all of their theories, their questioning of these circumstances shows everything cannot be written off as a “right-wing conspiracy.” (For more from the author of “Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Face Threats Over Their Lawsuit Against the DNC, Cite Seth Rich Murder” please click HERE)

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New Poll Shows Americans Do Not Want the Debt Ceiling to Be Raised

A large number of Americans across the political spectrum have come to an agreement on one thing: Congress should not raise the debt ceiling.

According to the Morning Consult, a joint poll between the Morning Consult and Politico was taken between June 15 and 19, asking, “Do you believe that Congress should or should not raise the debt ceiling, the amount of money the U.S. government can legally borrow?”

The debt ceiling, as stated by the Department of the Treasury, is the total amount of money the government is authorized to borrow to fulfill its existing legal obligations. It does not raise the total amount of money the government is authorized to spend.

Results of the poll indicate that a majority of Americans do not want the debt ceiling to be raised.

However, the Department of the Treasury states that not raising the debt ceiling would lead the government to defaulting on its legal obligations, causing “catastrophic economic consequences” that would “precipitate another financial crisis and threaten the jobs and savings of everyday Americans.”

Despite such a warning from the Department of the Treasury, 57 percent of Americans do not want to raise the debt ceiling. Sixty-four percent of Republican voters and 49 percent of Democrat voters oppose raising the debt ceiling.

Only 2 in 10 voters say they believe Congress should raise the debt ceiling, according to the poll, with only 20 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of Democrats in support.

There is a higher level of support for raising the ceiling from individuals who make over $100,000. Of those, 30 percent are in favor. However, a majority, 53 percent, of these higher earners oppose raising the ceiling.

For paid government workers and those who receive their salaries from the Treasury, the results were similar. Thirty-one percent said they support raising the debt ceiling, while 54 percent oppose.

According to Romina Boccia, a leading fiscal and economic expert at The Heritage Foundation:

Nearing $20 trillion and already in excess of the economic product created in the U.S. this year, the only responsible choice in dealing with our national debt at the debt limit is to pursue spending controls before raising the debt ceiling again.

“It is both morally and economically wrong to continue burdening younger generations with overspending and overborrowing without controls. Congress should put the budget on a path to balance and enshrine this path with a firm spending limit that cuts spending automatically when Congress fails to act,” Boccia continued. “The current path of automatic spending increases is detrimental to America’s fiscal and economic future.”

The Morning Consult poll was a national survey of 2,051 Americans with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. (For more from the author of “New Poll Shows Americans Do Not Want the Debt Ceiling to Be Raised” please click HERE)

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