Thank you, Rep. Poe! Call, Email, Visit His KW Ofc TODAY, Tues. 8/2/11, noon (MoveOn Alert 2)
Please thank Rep. Poe for his principled vote yesterday, Mon., 8/1/11 to REJECT the Debt Ceiling Compromise bill. The letter that the TEA Party sent to Rep. Poe is below–with the reasons why we asked him to reject the bill.
Please stop by his Kingwood office Tuesday at noon if possible, go sign in and ask Kristin to thank the Judge for us! Thank him for following our good old American values of not spending our children’s and grandchildren’s livelihoods away. It is immoral to place generations as yet unborn under slavery to a debt they did not incur.
MoveOn.org is once again targeting all of our Representatives today, Tues. Aug. 2,
who are standing for fiscal solvency at a time when so many Americans think it is right and just to take increasing amounts of other people’s money to spend on others at an astronomical rate that is unprecedented in my lifetime if not all of history. Those who are trying to spend us into obscurity may be stopping by his district office, calling locally AND in DC. (MoveOn sent out an email to that effect.)
You can email Rep. Poe here, and his office numbers and Kingwood Office address follow:
WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE:
- (202) 225-6565
- (866) 425-6565 toll free
- 1801 Kingwood Drive, Suite 240
- Kingwood, TX 7733
- (281) 446-0242
- (866) 447-0242 toll free
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Welcome TX Rep. Brandon Creighton on TX Sovereignty & Larry Lane on the TX Gallop Straw Poll that just might put Texas back non the electoral map.
Letter sent to Rep. Poe
KWTP Letter to Rep. Poe sent yesterday, 8/1/11 The Kingwood TEA Party once again asks you to REJECT the compromise budget bill, but even more strongly this time. Most of our reasons remain the same, but our request is much stronger now because of the threat of severe cuts to the Military.
I. The cuts to the Military which the President is overextending are too heavily weighted. Half of the cuts are slated to come from across the Board programs PLUS Entitlements, and half from the Military which is one of the FEW Constitutional responsibilities of the Federal Government.
II. Acceptance means we are accepting the false budgetary assumption which defines the budget baseline as swollen budgets including TARP, QEI, & QEII budgets PLUS projected increases instead of true baseline budgeting. By SUPPORTING this plan, we’d be giving the democrats a new definition of “necessary” baseline spending, and as a result this bill will become one of the single largest debt bills in history, if not the largest. See my slideshow commentary. NOTE: It was written before I knew about the Military cuts. rhl)
III. To avoid higher interest rates the S&P rating service says $4 trillion would be a “good start” or minimum amount to stave them off. With its inflated budgetary baseline this plan provides cuts in the rate of growth of around 2 trillion and doesn’t even come close to $4 trillion worth of real cuts to the pre-spending spree budgets. Interest rates are still probably going to rise even more than they probably would have. The slated cuts (most likely from the rate of growth are nowhere near the $4 TRILLION needed to stave off the lowering of the credit rating by Moody’s and S & P.
IV. Cuts down the road still are NOT balanced out by the promise of cuts years down the road and a vote on a balanced budget amendment. It might never happen and if it does it could be used to justify ever-increasing taxation. This panders to Congress’s overspending habit; it does not decrease the SPENDING SPREES which put us in this position to start with.
Compromise isn’t giving them what they want and accepting in return promises that may never happen. That’s capitulation. Capitulating now means giving them the victory of setting the parameters and defining the terms even though they are absolutely wrong. It allows the American people to think that this is sound policy when it is really destructive policy.
Considering the possible repercussions to this bill, we need to stand tall and tell the American people the truth about this bill and its underlying premises. We are still giving them real money now as they refuse to reciprocate and give us the needed real cuts in spending now. It is time to stand on the facts.
Republican governors who have cut taxes and spending are seeing job creation; it would work on the federal level as well.
For all of these reasons, the Kingwood TEA Party continues to strongly urge Congressman Poe to REJECT this plan.