Yesterday you celebrated. Today, you get down to work.
As you get down to work, there are a few things to remember. You did not become Speaker because America suddenly fell in love with you or the Republican Party. You became Speaker because America, led by the Tea Party, repudiated Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the party of socialism.
What does the Tea Party and America want you to do?
First, STOP SPENDING MONEY!
Make serious and meaningful cuts in the budget. Waste fraud and abuse should be a top target, but there is only so much you can cut in those areas. Other areas of the budget are going to have to be cut and you are going to have to figure out what to do with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Those items account for almost 40% of government spending and the systems are broke. You are going to anger a lot of senior citizens when you start talking about this, but the simple fact is, the liberals stole the money from social security a long time ago. You are now the guy who gets to clean up the mess.
Yesterday, David Bossie of Citizens United offered an open letter in the Daily Caller, saying that you should quickly do your symbolic vote of repealing Obamacare and move on to other things, like job creation. You cannot create jobs when the government is making it more and more difficult to do so and Obamacare is forcing cost decisions onto employers that they are resolving by not hiring.
We all know the vote to repeal Obamacare is just that, symbolic. However, you must push that fight. After you vote on the bill, which Harry Reid will never allow to be voted on in the Senate, you must defund Obamacare. It is not negotiable. Not only is it what the American people want, it is the only way we can survive.
In 1993, the Clinton Administration proposed HillaryCare. In my home state of Tennessee, we had a brain dead moron of a governor who wanted to curry favor with the administration so he and the Democratic controlled legislature voted to create something called Tenncare. It almost bankrupted the state.
For the last two years, the party of socialism has been on a spending bender. That bill has now come due. We cannot simply raise the debt ceiling again. The debt is now $14 trillion. The only thing worse than defaulting on the debt at $14 trillion is defaulting on the debt at $20 trillion.
There would be terrible consequences if we default on our debt, but we cannot keep on borrowing money. We have to live within our means.
Finally, we need a stimulus for this economy. We cannot spend our way out of this economic disaster, but we can grow our way out of it. We need tax cuts to stimulate the economy. Pass them. If Harry Reid is stupid enough to kill them in the Senate, then so be it.
In 1981, Ronald Reagan came to Washington. He campaigned on conservative values. He could have come to Washington and just played the go along game with the liberals, led by your predecessor, Tip O’Neal, and the RINOs in the Republican party and not made any waves. Instead, he fought hard for conservative values and we revere him today as one of the greatest Presidents of all time.
You have your Reagan moment now. You can simply be a nice guy and compromise on legislation and the agenda. And you might not be speaker in two years. Or you can stand firm for a strong conservative agenda. If you fight, it will be a bloody fight, but when you look at the great leaders of the past, they did not compromise. They fought.
What will it be? Do you have the Reagan in you?
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I moved my Ass---ets off-shore 40 years ago to the Cayman Islands. I divide that word intentionally.
I actually moved there back in 99' to be quite literally with my assets.
We have returned 2 years ago to the US when we both saw this Sleeping Giant waking. Joined the Tea Party Express and am "Full Timing" it on-the-road (Attached).
We're in Corpus Christi at the moment and have had a good "beginning" Tea Party meeting here. We're back on-the-road headiing to Houston for a month and west to San Antonio. Busy schedule with setting up Grassroot groups which grow into their own Tea Party's.
I just joined the Tea Party Nation group and enjoy the exchange of idea's on freedom.
Tory (&) Nikki Dowsett
(Tea Party Express)
They have made many of us dependent on SS and medicare. I had my own medical insurance and was forced into Medicare. I say phaze both of them out. Right now I need SS money to pay medicare and the $44 dollars left.
I'm not a millionarie nor are many others. Phase it out for those still able to plan and provide for their own future. Cut those who have never worked a day in their life in this country (not the dependents of someone who did) and those who can afford to do without it.