Skip to comments.Tea Party picks up steam, demands further cuts (TP_ExPress bus trip starts in Napa, Aug 27th-)
Posted on 08/03/2011 2:18:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
National Tea Party leaders in California were thrilled about one by-product of the political bloodbath over raising the federal debt ceiling: The fight showed that after two years of rabble-rousing from outside the Capitol, the Tea Party has real power to shape the debate in Washington.
Their challenge now that President Obama has signed the debt limit law: Can the Tea Party transform its government-shrinking mantra into long-term power, or will it be a one-hit wonder?
They're not stopping to think about it. This month, Tea Partiers will storm town hall meetings of Republican and Democratic members of Congress and demand even more cuts. It's the same strategy Tea Party groups used two years ago to protest - and ultimately water down - the health care reform law when they burst on the national scene.
"You're going to see a lot of heat at those meetings," said Mark Meckler, a Grass Valley (Nevada County) resident and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, a national organization that called House Speaker John Boehner's plan to lift the ceiling "an embarrassment."
Tea Partiers say the debt deal didn't cut enough federal spending, was crafted behind closed doors, and assigned responsibility for further cuts to a small, joint committee of Congress.
That heat will be stoked further on Aug. 27 in Napa, when thousands of supporters and at least two GOP presidential candidates are expected to attend a rally to start a Tea Party Express bus trip across the country. It will end in Tampa, where the group will co-host a Republican presidential debate with CNN.
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Terrorizing Liberal Big Government Democrats!!
The healthcare bill was watered down? Demand MORE cuts? I’m still awaiting the first real cuts and that bill was not watered down.
These people are insane. Washington thinks delaying a process to debate is a victory. It isn’t. Stopping that process cold wold be a victory.
How about Getting back to throwing out Obamacare.
That will save trillions alone
Here is a list. Please start here, thanks!
How about some "across the board" EPA cuts?
Perhaps some "across the board" TSA cuts?
"Across the board" EEOC cuts?
"Across the board" BATFEces cuts?
"Across the board" Department of Agriculture cuts?
Department of Education?
Department of Health and Human Services?
Department of Housing and Urban Development?
Department of Labor?
African Development Foundation?
Federal Reserve System?
National Railroad Passenger Corporation?
We never hear about any "across the board cuts" in any of the agencies representing the Parasitic Branch of the Fed-gov.
Hit them hard with this and negotiate from there.