In early 2009, the Tea Party movement spilled into the streets with one simple message.
STOP THE SPENDING.
When the House, the Senate and the White House were all controlled by the Democrats, we were ignored. That was not a big surprise.
But then 2010 came and we swept Nancy Pelosi out of the Speaker’s chair and put a Republican majority in the House. And we had high hopes. The GOP initially promised $100 billion in spending cuts from this year’s budget. That quickly dwindled to only $32 billion, but when the Tea Party expressed its strong displeasure, it shot up to $61 billion, even though that number is not guaranteed when the House and Senate start negotiating.
We tried to do it the easy way, now we will have to do it the hard way. In a little over a month, the government will hit its debt limit. The government, which currently borrows forty cents of every dollar it spends, will not be able to borrow any more unless the debt ceiling is raised.
We are hearing nightmarish stories of what will happen if the debt ceiling is not raised. Most of this is coming from the left. Here is the question. We are already borrowing 100% of GDP. When are we going to stop borrowing? Will it be when we get to 125% of GDP? How about 150% of GDP? 200% of GDP or will it be when the economy collapses, which is what Obama ultimately wants.
The answer is, we need to stop now. If the debt ceiling is not raised, the government cannot spend. This is not the easiest way to do this, but it is what we must do.
Over the next month, this needs to be the most important Tea Party issue. We all remember the enthusiasm we brought to this movement two years ago. Much of that steam seems to have faded out. The massive rallies of two years ago are a thing of the past. But we need to raise that kind of enthusiasm again to stop this train wreck.
In order to stop this insanity, our lawmakers are going to have to hear from us. We have two shots at stopping this. The first is in the House. The GOP has a clear majority, although John Boehner has said he favors raising the debt limit. We need 218 members of congress to step in and say no. If 218 Representatives will vote against raising the debt ceiling, then in the immortal words of Dr. McCoy from Star Trek, “its dead, Jim.”
The second shot is in the Senate. With forty-seven Republican senators, we only need forty for a filibuster. We need to work on not only conservative senators but also those up for reelection in 2012.
The strategy is simple. We must start calling, faxing and emailing our Senators and Congressmen. We need to call and email every day for the next month. If you can fax everyday, that is good too. They must get the message.
If the debt ceiling is raised, the pressure Congress feels to cut the budget will dissipate. We need to make them act, while we still have an economy for them to act on.
I say april the 15 we need to push for a strong showing at our state capitols
I will be driving 5 hours to denver to stand at the raily . the 15 in away is our birthday
we need to show everyone that we are still here and that we are still strong.
it is a friday this year so only have to miss one day of work.
reach out all of us tpn, tpp, 9/12, nra, tpex, outh keepers, reach out to all .LET SHOW EVERYONE WERE STILL HERE
and we are a force