Less than a year ago, in September 2010, the GOP proudly made a "Pledge to America," containing a number of their promises to the American people.
One of those promises was to not tie unpopular issues to important legislation:
"We will end the practice of packaging unpopular bills with "must-pass" legislation to circumvent the will of the American people. Instead, we will advance major legislation one issue at a time."
This entire debt ceiling debate is a complete and blatant repudiation of that promise because the GOP is demanding cuts major programs which help people in desparate need
The GOP is tying unpopular legislation to a must pass bill - and, in doing so, they are trying to circumvent the will and the needs of the American people
Is there any honor in the GOP actions on this critical issue?