Today, David Dewhurst signed the Reject the Debt Pledge. By doing so, he has promised the following:
I, ____________________, recognize that the national debt and unsustainable level of government spending pose a critical threat to the prosperity and security of the United States.
Therefore, I pledge to the citizens of my state and to the American people that, except when related to a congressional authorization of force, I will:
ONE, not vote for any budget that is not balanced nor for any appropriations bill that increases total spending; and
TWO, consider all spending open for reduction, and not vote to authorize or fund new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs; and
THREE, not vote to increase borrowing or the debt ceiling.
I continue to support Ted Cruz (he was the first one to sign the pledge as he was the first to sign the Repeal Obamacare pledge…Dewhurst is always a follower).
But I do commend David Dewhurst for signing the pledge. Should he get to the Senate, he should know that voters will hold his feet to the fire…and will force him into retirement if he fails to live up to the pledge he has now signed.