If you have read my previous columns on the subject of Boehner and the spineless GOP, all I have to say here is ditto and we are done.
It is time for the Tea Party to act. We have said this before and we need to make them listen. All of the members of congress are up for election in eighteen months. We need to remind the 84 republican freshmen how they got there and for the other members of congress, we need to remind them, they are not a shoe in for reelection. We have a primary election process and we the people are not happy.
I am calling my Congressman today. I have known her since before she was elected to Congress and well before the Tea Party movement got started. I am going to have one simple message for her. If you support this bill that only cuts $33 billion from the budget, I am going to support someone in a primary against you.
As for Boehner, there is no compromise.
The people of America elected Republicans to cut the budget. The message was overwhelmingly clear. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are driving America off of a fiscal cliff. The American people wanted the Republicans to put the brakes on. All John Boehner is doing is watching the scenery go by and lighting another cigarette.
Boehner must go. The Tea Party must unite and make sure Boehner is replaced in the next election. Boehner is living proof of something I have said for a long time. It is not enough that we vote out bad leaders, we must replace them with good leaders. Getting Nancy Pelosi out of the Speaker’s seat was a good thing. Unfortunately, her replacement has not been very good. We need people in leadership who are committed to cutting spending and eliminating these programs.
That is not John Boehner. Apparently, he’s just another Washington good old boy, who, after 20 years in DC, has lost touch with America.
Our ultimate strategy here needs to be to make sure the debt ceiling is not raised. If we can win on this one, Congress will be forced to make changes. This is a message that, unfortunately, few leaders in the Tea Party have been carrying. We have been talking about it here at Tea Party Nation for quite a while; probably to the point some people are tired of hearing about it. Our friend, Joseph Farah over at World Net Daily has been really pushing this issue. According to Farah, all we need are 218 Republicans in the House to say no and the debt ceiling does not get raised. There have been a number of defections from Boehner on the budget process to date. All we need is 218 members of congress to say no and we will have a balanced budget. It will have to happen since Congress will not be able to borrow more money.
In the last few days, we have seen the messaging from the left. The Tea Party is fading. The Tea Party’s negative ratings are rising. The Tea Party is “extreme.” The Tea Party is an obstacle in the path of compromise.
Perhaps I should paraphrase Barry Goldwater.
Extremism in defense of our country and stopping those who will bankrupt her is no vice and compromise with those who would spend us into poverty is no virtue.
We have to think of what we are actually saying this is a vote for freedom ?
Anything less than defunding H.R. 3200
This is not just about funding programs this is about ushering in a structure and system that they want to implement over us to control your health care and that needs time to weed itself into our freedom ?
And we choose "freedom"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the past 30+ years I have been waiting for the one issue that would clearly define the Democrat Government Party and the Free Market Republican Party. Yes, we said we would cut 100b from the budget as a sign we get the message. But lets look at where we are; The Washington Democrats are handing us America on a Silver Platter while we are hung up on whether to cut .1% or .2%. The issue the Dems gave us is worth far more. Lets look at what we now have:
The Washington Democrats left town in 2010 and left this mess, no Budget. This is the issue. They controlled the senate, house and President and refused to pass a budget. They wasted everyones time in December on bills they knew would not ever pass.
The Washington Democrats have proven beyond a doubt they will never make cuts to a budget over 1 trillion in the hole. The Financial Issue is not a Democrat vs Republican issue, it is Washington Democrats vs America. There are good Democrat governors and state senators all over the country, cutting spending and balancing budgets. The Harry Reid, Chuckie Shumer, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi and BO crown will never ever do anything to solve the problem. Every Washington Democrat has to go, every single one. We need people in congress and the White House who will cut spending and balance the budget.
We have all the issues to run on in 2012. We have a Republican Congress that will propse a good budget that begins to address our problems. So lets stop the nonsense and get a budget in place now, The Democrats had 15 months to pass a 2011 budget and they did nothing.
The first step I propose is spending should equal revenue, period. Not one dollar more. Once this is done then we need a plan to pay the national mortgage, 14 Trillion Dollars. We need a 30 year plan, just like our mortgage. We then need to discuss a revenue plan to address our 30 year plan, maybe a VAT, whatever we have to do. Then we operate like the states, no printing money. Lets make this very simple so people understand.
Last November, we went to the election polls to express our sincerity that the federal government needs to get back to the limited scope that was listed in the US Constitution. The founding fathers of this country loathed the excesses of government activism that they designed a system that was meant to make it very hard for the federal government from doing anything. The founders didn't share modern America's sentiment of "send 'em to Washington to get things done". No, they wanted activist government to be impeded at every front. One of the most ingenious provisions was the requirement of two legislative chambers and a president to agree on spending. In fact, it would take only one chamber to submit a bill that slashes the budget by 50%, eliminates 60% of the thousands of federal government agencies that intrude in American lives daily, allocate a lump sum military budget that frees up the military to do what it does best (instead of political interference), eliminates federal government participation in health care at all levels, and eliminates automatic increases of entitlement spending. Only one chamber to pass such a bill and dare the other chamber not to pass it unedited and to dare a president not to sign it into law... otherwise no budget bill is passed and the federal government shuts down because they would not pass the bill.
I am asking you to work with the Republican caucus to achieve this necessary work. To date, I am hearing that the Republican majority is prepared to cut a pathetic $33 Billion. We did not demote Nancy Pelosi because of her good looks. Sir, our national public debt is about $14,266,360,200,000. Reducing our spending by $33,000,000,000 isn't going to get it done. 33/14266 = 0.0023132 or 0.23132%
Sir, I am not asking you to get along with the other side. Raising taxes is not the answer because that only encourages more spending which is more intrusion in our lives. Government Spending = Intrusion in our lives = Less Liberty.
Will you commit to this?
L. John Shipley
My e-mail to Speaker Boehner:
Honorable Speaker Boehner,
We are courting a currency meltdown, and no one I know will countenance such a small spending cut as is currently being entertained in the House. We should cut $500 billion this year and another $500 billion the next. Let’s take our medicine on Social Security and Medicare now. If you are counting on the hidden tax of inflation to save us, just remember that inflation will raise the interest rate on the debt, which will require further inflation to pay down that interest, which will raise further the interest rate on the debt, and so on in a vicious cycle. With the sophisticated forecasting tools now available to investors, this cycle may be anticipated as soon as we experience a minor economic shock. The collapse of the currency will occur with exceeding rapidity.
It is with this knowledge that we will no longer tolerate the current recklessness in federal spending. Compromising with the Democrats on a mere $60-billion dollar cut is ludicrous. Please do your duty for the sake of our country.
If you are worried about the consequences of laying off millions of government workers, don’t be. We in the private sector will put these people to work in activities much more productive than those in which they are currently engaged. Productivity will go up, and the standard of living will go up correspondingly. All regulatory activities, such as those of the EPA, the Dep’t of Education, and the Department of Energy should be devolved to the states. Once the one-size-fits-all regulations are customized to the individual states and localities, and once the government workers are productively employed in the private sector, we can expect our gross national product, the main measure of our prosperity, to be at least double in real terms in just a few years and to double again due to rapid growth over the next two decades. We have yet to take full advantage of productivity enhancement tools such as computers, automation, and the internet.
They continue to say the "Tea Party" is quiet now. Do they not realize we are out working to support ourselves, not relying on government dole outs! Unbelievable! Those elected by the Tea Party movement, better not forget this. Come election time their *** could be on the line too!