If one new member of Congress might be expected to take a firm stand against further government borrowing, it would be former Club for Growth chair Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). Toomey fought two Senate campaigns on the issue of fiscal responsibility, winning the second handily in 2010, and brings fiscal-conservative activism to a Congress sorely in need of it. Furthermore, the ground on this issue favors the deficit hawks, as most Americans simply aren’t buying the hysterics about global collapse coming from a White House led by a man who voted against a debt-ceiling increase himself in 2006.

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