As you know by now, Speaker Boehner has reached a deal with Senator Reid and President Obama to only cut $38.5 Billion of your tax dollars this fiscal year. While the federal government "for the first time in history" is cutting $38,500,000,000 in spending in one fiscal year, in the past 7 days, the federal debt increased $54,100,000,000. You have told us this is not good enough for you.
You have told us you want Congress to stop this out of control spending. You wanted the Republicans to cut no less than $61 Billion.
Since last night you've said to us that you are relieved to see that bills passing virtually overnight and certainly in less than 1 month's time with completely out of control spending of hundreds of billions of dollars is over - for now. You are also saying that we expect and will continue to demand that the government get it's outrageous out of control spending under control. We hear you. We get it and we agree! It is not enough in cuts. We have fought and will continue to fight for our values and to restore fiscal responsibility in our government.
If you remember only one thing, remember this: Congress would not have cut even 1 penny of the $3,834,000,000,000 this year had it not been for your efforts in the past 2 years. Instead they would have spent even more money. You are beginning to make a difference and as long as we are vigilant in preserving our liberty we will continue to take steps to restore our founding principles.
What do you think about the way the key players have acted in the drama they created this week?
Speaker Boehner thinks the deal he struck was the best he could get. He also said in a press conference there was "no daylight" between him and the tea party. What do you think about that? Has he stood your ground in this deal or is there lots of room between his positions and ours? Do you think this was the best deal he could get?
Senator Reid has called you extreme for wanting the government to cut 2.6 pennies out of every dollar the federal government spends. They think 2.6 pennies is extreme. They wound up only voting for 1 penny in every tax dollar to be cut. We are confident that Senator Reid and Senator Schumer will look for ways to continue to paint us as extreme. Do you think Sens. Reid and Schumer and others like them are out of touch with the vast majority of Americans who understand that the extreme government spending must be brought under control? Do you think it is extreme behavior for US Senators to mock and publicly criticize average, hard-working Americans?
President Obama was willing to let the military not be paid this week when he publicly said he would veto a short term continuing resolution that the House passed. President Obama was willing to let the troops he commands not be paid so he could have a bargaining chip to continue spending our money. Does this sound like business as usual in Washington, DC? Are you tired of business as usual in DC? Were there any other examples you know of that indicate it is business as usual in DC?
Elmer Davis is known for 2 specific quotes:
"This Republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it."
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is home of the brave."
Thank you for being brave! Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with millions of other Americans to preserve our liberty!
Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman
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