Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, after some consideration, will sign what is being called the “Cut, Cap and Balance” pledge today in South Carolina.
It’s part of a two-day trip to Columbia and Aiken this week.
Her previous stance was to include cutting off funding to the Health Care Reform Act but now she joins other candidates and Gov. Nikki Haley in pledging to both cut government spending and pass a federal balanced budget amendment before signing off on an increase in the debt ceiling.
All of that actually will be worked out on the Senate in the next week or two, so the stance may be merely symbolic. It does, however, gauge where the candidates stand on the issue, and satisfies conservative U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s expectations for any candidate he may endorse.