They’ve already robbed us and future generations of our hard-earned money and gleefully continue to “spread the wealth” to foreign countries who hate us, to utterly stupid, un-Constitutional programs and research projects, to illegal aliens who may never have any intention of becoming citizens, and to people who have no concept of personal responsibility.
We waited to send out an alert until the weekend backdoor deal-making was done. Now we know enough about the details of the compromise deal to tell you that it is a sham. Here are just the main points:
The “dollar-for-dollar” spending cuts are not real. The deal contains an immediate $900 billion in a debt ceiling increase in exchange for $1 trillion in spending cuts OVER TEN YEARS. We cannot trust future members of Congress to stick with any of this. Future “cuts” in government spending can be deemed no cuts at all.
Baseline budgeting — the vulgar practice that insures a built-in 9 to 9.5% increase in all areas of government each year is left intact. In fact, if Congress eliminated baseline budgeting and went to zero-based budgeting, the Congressional Budget Office would deem that a 9.5% CUT IN SPENDING!!! Yes, that’s right, eliminating an increase that spends more than the previous year is considered a “cut” in government.
Reforms in Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and other so-called “entitlement” programs are left undone. The recommended reforms in Social Security and Medicare would not have impacted anyone who is currently 55 or older, but even reforms to reduce waste, fraud, and benefits payouts which far exceed the amounts paid-in have not been addressed. This is unsustainable.
Runaway spending has not been addressed in any meaningful way; therefore, the downgrade in our credit rating will not be avoided. One rating agency has already done so.
ObamaCare spending and the Obama Stimulus spending levels remain entrenched in the future spending models!
The deal for a $900 billion immediate increase includes an additional $1.2 trillion hike in the debt ceiling to take the federal government through the election — which is what President Obama wanted.
The deal includes CBO scoring for the elimination of the Bush tax cuts — or, in other words, the tax rates will increase.
CALL CONGRESS NOW! Let them know you understand the deal and it is a sell-out! Keep trying as the lines may be jammed. They must hear from us!
Rep. Gohmert 202-225-3035
Sen. Hutchison 202-224-5922
Sen. Cornyn 202-224-2934
JoAnn Fleming, Chair – Advisory Committee to the TEA Party Caucus of the TX Legislature
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