Reject the Debt

Elected officials and candidates interested in signing the Reject the Debt pledge may download a PDF version here.

Reducing our national debt requires changing the culture of deficit spending in Washington. It’s critical that holders of and candidates for public office commit to never vote for an unbalanced budget or increase off-budget spending.

That’s why the Coalition to Reduce Spending puts holders of and candidates for public office on the record regarding their commitment to reducing federal spending. We ask all candidates for public office to take our Reject the Debt pledge:

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, consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance; and

TWO, vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.

Signed: ____________________

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