Sixty Six who resisted “Sugar-coated Satan Sandwich” Debt Deal (Part 40)

Sixty Six who resisted “Sugar-coated Satan Sandwich” Debt Deal (Part 40)

This post today is a part of a series I am doing on the 66 Republican Tea Party favorites that resisted eating the “Sugar-coated Satan Sandwich” Debt Deal. Actually that name did not originate from a representative who agrees with the Tea Party, but from a liberal.

Rep. Emanuel Clever (D-Mo.) called the newly agreed-upon bipartisan compromise deal to raise the  debt limit “a sugar-coated satan sandwich.”

“This deal is a sugar-coated satan sandwich. If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see,” Clever tweeted on August 1, 2011.

Cravaack Statement on Debt Limit Deal


Washington, D.C.– U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack (MN-8) issued the following statement after the House approved the Budget Control Act of 2011: 

“I could not support the amended Budget Control Act passed by the House this evening.  While I applaud this bi-partisan effort to avert a default on our nation’s debt, the measure approved by the House does very little to reduce our bloated deficit; it merely slows its growth.  This legislation will not ensure our nation’s AAA credit rating nor provide for a Balanced Budget Amendment before the debt limit is raised.  Regrettably, this compromise risks cuts to seniors’ Medicare and veterans’ benefits, and up to a 50% cut to military funding – all the while the U.S is conducting three military operations abroad and China continues to emerge as a global super power and rival model of governance. 

We must do better to protect our nation’s prosperity for future generations.

Just recently, I voted for ‘cut, cap, and balance’ and to raise the debt ceiling; however, I gave my word to advocate the core, fiscally conservative principles my constituents in the 8th District entrusted upon me last November.  I will remain an independent voice in Washington – if the numbers don’t add up, I’m not voting for it.”  

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