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DEBT CEILING: “Young Guns” Video Links & Article Link

From Washington Post –  Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor to our TEA Party reps:

“You have to get a mandate from the country that’s big enough” — control of House, Senate, White House — “to do what we want to do,” he recalled telling them. “We don’t have that kind of mandate right now.”

Great article with wonderfully encouraging insights. Liberal bias alert towards the end, but great stuff before then. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE.

VIDEO: Peggy Noonon’s WSJ Interview with House Majority leader, Rep.Eric Cantor.

VIDEO 2: Sean Hannity’s interview (and transcript) with Rep. Paul Ryan.

MUST READ: Origins of the Debt Showdown

From Washington Post –  Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor to our TEA Party reps:

“You have to get a mandate from the country that’s big enough” — control of House, Senate, White House — “to do what we want to do,” he recalled telling them. “We don’t have that kind of mandate right now.”

Great article with wonderfully encouraging insights. Liberal bias alert towards the end, but great stuff before then. CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE.

Thank you, Rep. Poe! Call, Email, Visit His KW Ofc TODAY, Tues. 8/2/11, noon (MoveOn Alert 2)

U.S. Rep. Ted PoePlease 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

KINGWOOD OFFICE

  •  1801 Kingwood Drive, Suite 240
  • Kingwood, TX 7733
  •  (281) 446-0242
  • (866) 447-0242 toll free

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, 8/4/11 Spring Creek BBQ, 7 pm MAP.

Come early to be assured a seat & dine with us! Click here to RSVP.

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.

Sen. Marco Rubio on “Compromise without solutions is a waste of time.”

“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally” – Sen. B. H. Obama, 2006

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

— Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Dear Rep. Poe, KWTP Asks You to Reject the Speaker’s Proposal

At the risk of our opponents calling me delusional, here is the note I sent to Rep. Poe this afternoon when he emailed Jim to ask the Kingwood TEA Party’s opinion on the Boehner plan. I immediate sent out an email requesting the Board and Advisory Board members’ opinions. Here is the email that was sent to Rep. Poe early this evening:

Rep. Poe,

The Kingwood TEA Party’s official position on this issue is to REJECT Speaker Boehner’s proposal.

My poll however reveals that our Board is split, 3 – 2 in favor of REJECTING, and our Advisory Board that responded also settled on the side of rejecting the plan. Though none of us like Boehner’s plan, many recognize the fact that we don’t have the Senate behind us.

 All want the facts heavily promoted:

1 – BIG CONCERN: Not only will we be continuing overspending, but the debt will also accrue much faster as interest rates rise when our Nation’s credit rating is lowered and inflation takes off. This may be enough of a reason to stand our ground and reject Boehner’s plan for one with substantial rather than imaginary cuts.

2 – They are using the old trick of using the TARP & Stimulus inflated budgets as the base. It is deceitful and continues stimulus spending that helped to dig this hole so deep and  STIMULUS SPENDING DOES NOT WORK! You don’t get out of debt by calling a freeze on spending a cut. I’d go to jail if I tried it.

3 – It’s not cuts vs. default, but rather right vs. wrong. We don’t have to default unless our Legislature chooses to. It boils down to this: how much debt is too much? Stopping the overspending may hurt now but not nearly as much as it will when it all comes crashing down–as it will.

Several mentioned that your principled stand against fiscal irresponsibility precludes what will be seen as your caving. We’d love you to stand firm and reject it, but we haven’t heard from across the Nation. And the WE as in Kingwood TEA Party is definitely split and many think that political realities may necessitate a vote for this plan.

Best case scenario: House passes it and dems in Senate block it or President Obama vetoes. If it does go through, will we have to deal with it again before election? We REALLY would like this to be an election issue. They lost this debate–just have the seats to stop us.

Just don’t let them take a win here to spike the ball and declare victory–it needs to be a Pyrrhic victory for them. WE MUST COMMUNICATE THE 3 POINTS CLEARLY & OFTEN!

The final tally of the Kingwood TEA Party favors REJECTING Speaker Boehner’s plan. Thank you for your integrity and for your representation of us, Judge!

Cordially,

Robin

Robin Lennon
Kingwood TEA Party