Monday, November 14, 2011

Deal in the District: This Thursday, November 17, 2011

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ALERT ** | Deal in the District | ** ALERT
November 17, 2011 | 12pm Local Time

This Thursday, thousands of Tea Party Patriots from across the nation will visit their Representatives’ local offices to tell them…
No more gimmicks. No more lies. Make REAL CUTS and prioritize.
Here are the details. (Click here for more information)
  • Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011.
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (in your local time zone).
    Note: Please visit the office at any time on Thursday if you can’t go at noon.
  • Location: Your local Representative’s office. (Click here to find yours)
Action steps.
  1. RSVP here.
  2. Send this Deal in the District page to your members, friends, neighbors, family, etc. 
  3. Learn about what REAL CUTS look like here, before you visit your Congressman. There are materials and resources on this page that you can download and print out.
  4. Spread the word about this event on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag #realcuts if you are tweeting about the event.
  • We want REAL spending cuts. No more gimmicks, no more lies. Make REAL CUTS and prioritize!
  • Increasing spending more slowly than someone else is still increasing spending.
  • When you increase spending by $5 and then cut $3, you haven’t made a cut. Your total spending is still $2 higher than it was before. This is a gimmick. Stop it. Now.
  • If you say you’re cutting $3, then cut $3. This year. (And in case it’s not clear to your Rep., $3 is an example. A whole lot more than $3 needs to be cut!)
  • All of the so-called cuts passed by Congress always get spread out over ten years, but this Congress has no authority over the next Congress and those cuts from this year can easily be overturned. Therefore, real cuts are cuts that occur within in the same fiscal year.
  • Our country’s national debt has now surpassed our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Now is the time for real cuts, not fake cuts.
  • We see what is happening to Greece and Italy, and to the Eurozone in general. It is the responsibility of elected officials to make REAL CUTS now.

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