Dear Mr. President,
I’m writing to you to ask you to veto the debt ceiling compromise should it make it to your desk. The level of spending cuts without any accompanying revenue increases is a bad deal for the country. You made a reasonable call for shared sacrifice and the right wing of the GOP caucus would not meet you. I’d say “meet you half way”, but you went much farther than they did, thus rendering the term inaccurate.
Rather than accept this deal, made at gunpoint, I ask you to search your conscience and ask yourself if this is really the right thing for the country. Does it help people who really need it? Does it call for sacrifice from those who can really afford it? Does it form the real, working governing relationship that divided government requires, or does it embolden radical elements to use the same tactics over and over again to push an agenda that is harmful to the American people? I think we both know the answer to these questions, and that answer calls for a veto.
Please use the 14th Amendment to override the debt limit and then come back to the table and insist that the House GOP negotiate the budget with you in good faith.
Thank you, Mr. President.
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