Skip to comments.Tea Party group forms its own 'super committee'
Posted on 09/21/2011 8:25:02 AM PDT by Libloather
Tea Party group forms its own 'super committee'
By: CNN's Kevin Liptak
Washington (CNN) - As the congressional "super committee" works in Washington to cut America's federal debt, a panel of tea party activists will meet at a Denny's restaurant in Orlando to propose their own debt solutions.
The gathering, convened by the large conservative political group FreedomWorks, will meet Sept. 23, coinciding with the Florida Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual meeting of right-leaning politicians.
"FreedomWorks believes that President Obama's 'super-committee' will inevitably fall prey to special interest groups, shutting American taxpayers out of the discussion on how to reduce spending and balance the budget," FreedomWorks said in a statement. "The Tea Party Debt Commission was created to give the American people a platform to be heard, and to propose specific cuts to the federal budget."
"The committee's goal is to create a budget plan that balances the federal budget within 10 years; reduces federal spending to 18 percent of GDP; reduces the national debt to no more than 66 percent of GDP; reduces federal spending by at least $9 trillion over 10 years (including $300 billion in the first year); and does not raise taxes," the group said in their statement.
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“...a panel of tea party activists will meet at a Denny’s...”
Moons Over My Hammy vs. The Grand Old Potty.
I like it.
I love it!!!!!!!! Kitchen table ideas, anyone?
Try and spin THAT as astroturf, Pelosi, you witch!!!
Here's their "Board of Directors"
Here's their Address:
400 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
That link is blank...?
Wars are not won by armies that spend all their time shooting thier own political allies in the back for not being ivory pure.
I would like to see someone take the government financial requirements and break them down....totally. In other words, we have the President, Congress and the Supreme Court. What does it take to run these three, including staff. Forget the debt and all other programs for now. Once that is established, start adding the military, Medicare and Social Security. Then start adding other programs the government spends money on. Then list the debt, item by item. Break it all down, even money given to other countries. I think this is the only way to get the people to understand what our tax money is being spent on.
Are the lobbyists based in WA?...YES!
Are they based in WA?...YES!
Are they evil? - NO! - But you need to call out a 'fake' run when you see it, because it's a sign of potential ulterior motives.
Bingo. Glad you caught that too. This group deserves to be watched with a very skeptical and suspicious eye. I'm not surprised at an attempt by the Washington insiders to co-opt the Tea Party in any fashion they can get away with.
The Penny Plan balances the budget by:
— Cutting total federal spending by one percent each year for six
— Setting an overall spending cap of 18 percent of gross domestic
product in 2018, and
— Reducing overall spending by $7.5 trillion over 10 years.
"FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity both originated from a campaign called Citizens for a Sound Economy, which split in two in 2004. CSE was set up by businessman David Koch (Koch Industries). Citizens for a Sound Economy merged with Empower America in 2004 and was renamed FreedomWorks, with Dick Armey, Jack Kemp and C. Boyden Gray serving as co-chairmen, Bill Bennett focusing on school choice as a Senior Fellow, and Matt Kibbe as President and CEO. Empower America was founded in 1993 by William Bennett, former Secretary of HUD Jack Kemp, former Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, and former Representative Vin Weber. In December 2006, Steve Forbes joined the board of directors."
So, what about 'Think-Tanker' Bill Bennett? Here's what 'Think-Tanker' WA DC plutard Bill Bennett had to say about Sarah Palin on CNN - May 10th 2009, just as the Tea Party was getting started and Palin and Rush were starting to hone in on Obama (while he was still a saintly):
One of the things the media could do some of the media is to move the debate off Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, Bennett, a CNN Contributor, said on State of the Union. This is probably not the future of the Republican Party, added Bennett."
You dont think Gov. Palins the future of the Republican Party? queried CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.
I do not, said Bennett. It could talk about a Paul Ryan or a Mike Pence. It could talk about a Bobby Jindal. It could talk even about a John Kyl or a David Petraeus. You know, theres a lot of talent in this party.
All these people run around in the same circle of influence and manipulation for the 'Establishment'. I just want to point out to be wary of these folks. They usually have ulterior motives and interests apart from us here on the ground working day in and day out and trying to prosper with less government interference in our lives.