This is an e-mail I just sent Bonner. If you are as mad as I am about this sham, please follow suit.
“I am extremely embarrassed with your vote to increase our debt limit tonight. Voting to increase the debt limit is, essentially, agreeing for more deficit spending which we cannot afford. Once again, you had the political cover to vote No on this bill, just as you did with TARP. Instead, you decided to ignore the will of your constituents and follow the instructions of the Speaker of the House. Next time on an important vote, why don't you follow the lead of respectable members of the Alabama Delegation such as Jeff Sessions and Mo Brooks. There is no leadership in being a follower. We in the 1st Congressional District of Alabama expect more from our Congressman, but you have repetitively let us down - 1st TARP and now this - and it will not be forgotten or forgiven this time around.”
Here is Jo Bonner's statement on his vote:
“Today's vote represents a victory for all Americans who have been concerned about the years of unchecked spending in Washington,” Congressman Bonner said.
“While the White House has been demanding a blank check to continue its overspending without any limitations, today the Congress tore up that blank check and has taken possession of the federal credit card that the American people are expected to pay.
“This bill is far from perfect but it will force a serious discussion on securing our long-term fiscal solvency while keeping America from defaulting on our debt.
“Just as important, it also requires a Congressional vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment by the end of the year.
“The very fact that this plan has been attacked by some of the biggest spenders in Congress means that it is already having an impact. Let’s be clear. This plan is not the end, but it is an important first step -- the first in my lifetime -- toward putting the brakes on runaway spending."