You Act or We act (YAOWA)
You Act or We Act (YAOWA)
We, the undersigned, recognize that the Congress of the United States has been unable to make the necessary fiscal (spending and revenue) decisions to reduce the long-term deficit and to improve the employment situation. We believe that this threatens the position of our country as a world leader and places the future of our children in peril.
We understand that the only way forward is a combination of long-term spending cuts including entitlements, increased revenues and a short-term stimulus to reduce unemployment. Compromises must come from both political parties and the intellectual debate must be comprehensive and honest. The profound differences in the approach of the two political parties should not be a hindrance but instead should serve as the foundation for a great debate. We believe that the only road to follow is one that runs somewhere down the middle and we insist that the members of Congress find this path.
In the past, 90% of incumbents have been reelected. Yet, the current national sentiment survey shows that only 12% of the American people believe congress is doing a good job. We believe this sentiment is real and powerful. We, the undersigned, are stating that we promise to act upon this sentiment unless Congress passes a large-scale compromise plan to help our country move forward.
We, the undersigned, will forgo any of our party alliances and promise that we will NOT VOTE FOR ANY INCUMBENT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE MEMBER IN OUR DISTRICT, NOR AN INCUBENT SENATOR unless a large scale compromise is produced and passed into legislation before the November 2012 elections.
To our current elected federal government representatives: We, the people, sent you to Washington. Should your inaction continue, we will send you home.
We say simply: “You Act or We Act” (YAOWA)