Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
The Congressional Super Committee tasked with reducing America’s projected deficits and debt can get a deal done. As a practical matter, failure is not an option. Our country simply cannot afford the consequences of additional partisan and ideological gridlock. Furthermore, failing to reach a deal would trigger deep, across-the-board budget cuts to defense and other areas of spending without adequate forethought and with real, adverse consequences.
It only takes seven to give this a chance for success. If just seven members of the 12 person Super Committee agree on a deal, these automatic cuts can be averted.
Seven weeks remain for the Super Committee to reach a deal. The stakes are high enough for these six Democrats and six Republicans to use this as an opportunity to get a deal done and to begin to put our fiscal house in order.
Reaching a deal will
Failure to reach a deal will
We all must stand up -- united -- and make a statement that politicians must put their labels aside and work together for the good of the country. How can we let our voices be heard? By using the NoLabels.org website to write and submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper supporting the Super Committee and urging at least seven members to reach a deal.
With seven weeks left to get seven votes, America’s opportunity to put its fiscal house in order is now. The time to bridge the chasm between Democrats and Republicans is now. The time to restore hope in the American Dream is now. Let’s take action.
David Walker is a former U.S. comptroller general and is the Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative. He is also a No Labels Co-Founder.