IT IS TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK! The Congress returns this week!
The Cutting of the Extraordinary Spending and the Defunding of Obamacare Still Needs Your Help!
You know, in 2008 George Bush had amassed a $425 Billion or so deficit, but that included $170 Billion of stimulus, remember all of those $600 checks? The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were given as the reason why, we still had a deficit.
Then along came Barack Obama and his Stimulus package in 2009, which exceeded $800 Billion. The Stimulus, coupled with the wars and some more benefit spending gave us a whopping $1.85 Trillion deficit. But that was supposed to be it for the extraordinary spending. The Stimulus was forecast to turn the economy around and create jobs, keeping the unemployment rate from rising and we could then concentrate on reducing the debt. One would be led to believe spending would return to prior levels. WRONG on all counts!
Enter 2010 and with more benefit spending we still managed to reach a $1.5 Trillion deficit level! Surely, when the Republicans took over the House of Representatives we could count on some fiscal responsibility and restraint kicking in. WRONG yet again!
The 2011 deficit is projected at around $1,650 Billion ($1.65 Trillion) give or take $61 Billion in “chump change” cuts. What the heck are they spending it on? Did I miss a Trillion dollar Stimulus bill or something, or are we just plain being swindled!?
And then while I am still pondering the 2011 continuing resolution and the $1.2 Trillion or so in mystery spending, here comes the news of the 2012 proposed budget.
So what does 2012 look like, yeah you guessed it another $1.65 Trillion in deficit range. All we heard about from the Republicans, last year, was a return to 2006 or 2008 spending levels. Well, Duhh…Again what the heck are they spending it on?! Leadership has not proposed any significant cuts, they are just nibbling around the edges.
We should be able to count on them reducing spending by $1 Trillion or more for each year, it is what they promised and we should expect no less than them honoring their promises. The House of Representatives should do its job!! Cut the spending to more realistic and responsible 2008 or 2006 levels and then let the Senate counter. Look at what happened with the wimpy $61 Billion in cuts last week, the Senate comes back with a $6.5 Billion counter offer, hardly worth talking about.
Somewhere there has got to be some more Congressmen and Senators who can speak up and enunciate the problem. Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Mike Pence along with Sens. Jim Demint, Mike Lee and Rand Paul cannot be the only responsible voices of reason in the Congress. Many more need to step up, be heard and do the right thing. Sure it means tough votes and holding the line but that is what is needed, that is what they were returned or elected anew, to do, last November!
Big problems require big solutions, GO BIG on reining in the deficit, GO BIG on giving our kids and grandkids a future worth looking forward to, GO BIG on restoring faith in the dollar, GO BIG on America and our exceptionalism. If the Congress does the right thing, America will follow, business will start investing in new jobs again, Americans will start spending again and together we will turn our Country’s economy around.
We have to amass wide support in the House and Senate to pass a continuing resolution with the kind of cuts necessary to make a significant impact. We have to pound on them hard if we want them to TAKE THE HARD VOTES. If we are conciliatory or give them the “warm fuzzies” they will take the easy way out.
Simply ask your Representatives and Senators to honor their promises and return spending to 2006 or 2008 levels and to take steps to reform entitlement programs. Remind those that promised last November to "KILL THE BILL" and stop Obamacare, that you view that promise as a sacred trust, it is that important, and you will accept nothing less. If funding for Obamacare is allowed to proceed in any way, shape or form, you will consider that sacred trust broken and you will not forget. HOUND THEM RELENTLESSLY, remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease, you better believe the left is beating them up for even more concessions, look at the unions!
This time in addition to calling your individual representatives and the freshman,
PLEASE include calls to Speaker Boehner's office and Majority Leader Cantor's
office. Capitol Switchboard (202)-224-3121 or (202)-225-3121 or Toll Free
(877)-762-8762, if lines are busy or slow to answer, here is a link to find their
direct lines: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/
Remember it is our responsibility to make sure our Representatives do the right thing, take the hard votes, honor their promises and defend our liberty. It is up to us to make sure they do not slip down the path of least resistance, otherwise known as "the slippery slope" that we have been on for years, and has our children's futures mortgaged to the hilt!!
Thank you for all that you do to further the cause of Liberty!!
For Liberty's Sake