No Labels is gearing up for a campaign to tie a debt ceiling increase to concrete moves bring deficit spending into line.
Speaking in the group’s weekly citizen leaders conference call Monday morning, David Walker, former Comptroller General of the U.S. and a No Labels founding leader, told the group that the intent is not to advocate for a specific solution but to make it clear that the American people expect their elected representatives to clean up the financial mess the country is in.
Kiki McLean, another of the founding leaders, said, “We have an opportunity to be the voice that says ‘do not let the debt ceiling become the captive of hyper-partisanship, where it’s an all or nothing element.'” She said No Labels is looking for a “tight message that resonates with the American people” and asked the members to offer their suggestions for accomplishing this.
McLean and Walker both stressed that to accomplish this, all parties must come to the table and everything must be on the table.
The plan is to roll out the campaign next week.