Posts Tagged ‘Spending Cut’

Tea Party To GOP Establishment: Where are the cuts?

The phrase; “We need to work together, in a bi-partisan manner, to get things done” is a nice sounding, focus group tested, little sound bite, which usually draws applause from constituents on all sides of the political spectrum, but what does it really mean? Well, it really means that the political class wants to come together to pass new legislation, the purpose of which is to grow the size and scope of government, institute new taxes and fees, pass new regulations or create another unaccountable bureaucracy, which is what politicians do and what most of the ruling class think their job is. This is not what Tea Party backed representatives were elected to do. As a matter of fact, this is just the opposite of what Tea Party backed representatives were elected to do.

Does John Boehner actually think the Tea Party sent representatives to congress so they could negotiate with Democrats to increase the size and scope of Government and capitulate to Obama’s “Tax and Spend” agenda? The TEA in Tea party literally means “Taxed Enough Already”. Where are the cuts, Congressman Boehner? I’m referring to real cuts, not faux cuts, like smaller increases in growth. An increase is not a cut, no matter how you “slice” it. Where is the effort to decrease the size of scope of government and eliminate our massive debt? When was the last time politicians actually eliminated a government agency or decreased the size and reach of the Federal government? In the past, politicians have cut taxes, but they didn’t cut spending. They just ballooned the debt. These destructive policies must end.

The U.S. debt is now over 17 Trillion dollars. I just used this calculator to determine how much of the debt I owe, which is: $175,811. Please feel free to calculate the amount you owe. The average American citizen is now on the hook for approximately $120,000. This kind of outrageous debt is obviously unsustainable.

We all need to realize that there needs to be measurable decreases in the size of government or the entire system is going to collapse. Kicking the can down the road is not a strategy to solve this crisis. The Tea Party sounded the alarm but were demonized by the left, the right and the media. The demonetization needs to end. Politicians and voters need to face up to the crisis at our door and do something about it now, before it’s too late.

Rand Paul Proposes $500 Billion Cut In 12 Page Bill

Under Senator Rand Paul’s leadership, we finally have a bold proposal on the table, one that cuts $500 billion from a bloated, wasteful and ineffective federal bureaucracy, without touching entitlement programs.

Proposals from the GOP establishment has been much weaker by comparison, proposing minor cuts in spending totaling less than $100 billion dollars and scaling back to the massive deficit spending of 2008.

Here is Senator Paul’s Bill.

Here is a detailed summary ofd the bill.

In the SOTU address, president Obama ridiculously called for more spending, going on to suggest freezing the budget at current levels, which includes an incredible $1.5 trillion dollars deficit per year. How utterly absurd!

It is NOW the time for our politicians to get serious about decreasing the size of government. Even with Senator Paul’s proposed cuts, the U.S. would still have a $1 Trillion dollar deficit next year. If the GOP establishment isn’t serious and refuses to support this modest bill, the electorate will need to send Senator Paul more help in 2012, lest the GOP be relegated to the “dustbin of history”.