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Greetings Patriots,  

 

This past weekend we asked you if we should stage a protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday, 3.31.11. Thousands of you let us know that we should and we hear you loud and clear. 

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, Tea Party Patriots will be holding a Continuing Revolution Rally on the East Side of the Capitol Building from noon to 1:30pm. While the Congress continues "business-as-usual" with their short term continuing resolutions, we will be there to Continue our Tea Party Revolution and demand they make the tough decisions we sent them there to make. 

  • We sent them there to repeal Obama Care and they did, but if they are serious about that vote they won't let another CR pass without removing the $105 Billion in funds already appropriated to Obama Care. 
  • We sent them there to cut spending and while they may tell you that they have cut $10 Billion from the budget in a 3 week period, the same day that the last CR passed in the House, an additional $72 Billion was added to deficit... in ONE DAY.
  • They pledged to us that they were going to cut $100 Billion in spending this fiscal year, so far they have failed to follow through on that pledge.
  • We sent them there to make tough decisions, to be leaders, and yet they are timidly passing mediocre spending reforms as if they are avoiding conflict with the Democrats.
  • We sent them there to be BOLD and yet their actions are showing otherwise.
This is merely a continuation of the battles fought over the last two years. Help us continue to gain ground and build on the successes we've had. They are testing the waters and waiting for us to go away. We're not going away! Will you stand on the steps of the Capitol with us next Thursday to help send that message to them loud and clear? Click here to let us know and be on the look out for more details.
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Republican Leadership???
The Facts
Republican Leadership???
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Since the Republicans took back the majority in the House in January, do you think they have been responsible in handling this fiscal year's budget? Have they lived up to your idea of leadership? Where is the budget that will get us through the rest of the fiscal year? Are they letting the Democrats rope-a-dope [1] them? Do they seem to understand the urgency of America's fiscal situation? Should we let them get away with passing a Continuing Resolution that doesn't rescind the $105 billion that has already been appropriated to Obama Care? 

 

Your sacrifices are the reason that the GOP holds the gavel today. You put them in office, and yet they aren't listening to you, and they're not listening to those in their caucus that would dare to tell the truth. What kind of a leader goes to the negotiating table with all of his cards showing, having already given in to the opposition? Is it time, once again, for the American people to take the lead?   

 

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The Facts

Many members of the GOP are proud that they have cut $10 billion from the budget over a period of 5 weeks. And while cutting spending rarely ever happens in Washington DC, Republicans and all Americans need to keep things in perspective. The facts are simple. Let's review.

  • The same day that the House GOP voted to cut $6 billion, our national debt jumped up by $72 billion [2].
  • An analogy: If every penny represents $1 billion, our national debt plus current deficit equals 15,800 pennies. The GOP has removed 10 pennies so far. That's it. And the Democrats wanted to remove about 4 and 1/2 pennies for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in October.
  • The national debt is over $14.2 trillion [3] while we borrow about $4 billion every single day. This doesn't include unfunded liabilities (see below).
  • $10 Billion in cuts is equal to 0.07% of the national debt. That's less than 1/10th of 1%!!!
  • The current deficit is projected to reach $1.6 trillion - just for this fiscal year. 
  • Our deficit for the single month of February (the shortest month of the year!) was $223 billion [4] - the largest deficit in our history.
  • We would have to invest $60 trillion right now [5] to cover the current unfunded liabilities of our federal government, including the debt and current deficit. In other words, we need $60 trillion today to keep the promises of payments made by politicians who will be long gone when the bills come due.
  • Every single US man, woman, and child owes almost $200,000 to pay for the deficit + debt + unfunded liabilities.

The recent events in Japan are showing us that a nation living so close to the fiscal edge cannot afford an unexpected disaster to occur [6]. We are drowning in so much red ink that one unexpected, unpreventable, uncontrollable event could bring our house of cards right down on top of us.

 

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Survey Results
Do you think the Republican Leadership is in line with the will of the American people?
7.1% said yes
76.8% said no
15.5% undecided
<1% did not respond

 

Do you think Tea Party Patriots still has a lot of work to do to make sure that the Republicans 'can hear us now'?
98.5% said yes
<1% said no
<1% undecided
<1% did not respond

 

Do you think some of the Freshmen Republican Congressmen have been co-opted by the leadership?
60% said yes
9.3% said no
30% undecided
<1% did not respond

 

Do you think Tea Party Patriots should stage a protest in DC on 3/31/2011?
84% said yes
3.5% said no
12% undecided
<1% did not respond

Should we demand the next CR contain at least $90 billion in cuts to get us to the original promise of $100 billion this fiscal year? ($10 billion in recent cuts + $90 billion in new cuts)
95.3% said yes
1.2% said no
2.9% undecided
<1% did not respond

 

Should we demand that the defunding of NPR be included in the CR so that it actually has a chance of passing the Senate? 

94.2% said yes

1.8% said no

3.3% undecided

<1% did not respond

 

Should we demand that the next CR defund all of Obama Care (including $105 billion already appropriated)?

97.7% said yes

<1% said no

<1% undecided

<1% did not respond

 

Will you help organize or participate in a side walk protest outside of your Representative's district office on Thursday, March 24, 2011 when they are home for break?

37.9% said yes

23.1% said no

38.2% undecided

<1% did not respond

 

Are you willing to spend your own money to come to DC again on March 31, 2011 to protest the current actions of the House of Representatives and demand that they get their fiscal house in order? (This is the most opportune time because the House is in session and it will be right before leadership is whipping votes for the CR the following week.)

24% said yes

41% said no

34.9% said undecided

<1% did not respond 

 

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[*]Supporting Links

(1)http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/03/democrats-rope-doping-republicans-spending  

(2)http://cnsnews.com/news/article/debt-jumped-72-billion-same-day-house-vo

(3)http://www.usdebtclock.org/

(4)http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/7/government-posts-biggest-monthly-deficit-ever/

(5)http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/the-national-debt-is-huge-but-unfunded-liabilities-are-americas-real-red-ink-challenge/

(6)http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/2011/03/15/japan-reminds-strapped-officials-they-need-buffer/

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,

Debbie Dooley, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman

TPP Support email: support@teapartypatriots.org
TPP Support phone number: 404-593-0877  
Dawn Wildman (dmwlaw1@cox.net)
Mark Meckler (mark@teapartypatriots.org)
Debbie Dooley (debbie0040@yahoo.com)


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