House Passes ‘Cut, Cap And Balance’ Bill


The House recently passed a bill that may end the debt ceiling debate.The Republican Party’s “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill — which seeks to end the debt ceiling debate — was recently passed by the House by a vote of 234-190.

President Barack Obama had threatened to veto the legislation, but that didn’t stop the lower house of Congress from passing the bill, which imposes a limit on Federal spending as a percentage of gross domestic product, according to Fox News. The bill would also allow the debt ceiling to be raised $2.4 trillion if the House and Senate approve a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that the passage of the bill showed that the House was serious about solving the country’s financial woes.

“And while the House once again acts responsibly, the Administration still won’t present a plan or even say what cuts it’s willing to make to end Washington’s spending binge and the economic uncertainty that it’s creating,” he said in a statement. “This unfortunate veto threat should make clear that the issue is not congressional inaction, but rather the President’s unwillingness to cut spending and restrain the future growth of our government.”

Prominent Republicans and GOP Presidential nomination seekers Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Ron Paul (R-Texas) both voted against the bill.

Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.