Saturday, April 9, 2011

TeaParty Tea'd Off That Goverment Didn't Shut Down!

Tea Party members Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul blast budget deal and John Boehner The Tea Party is steamed over DC's budget deal. While President Obama, Senate majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hailed Friday night's eleventh hour accord to avoid a government shutdown as "historic," several Tea Party members did not feel the same way. Tea Party queen Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) whined the $39-billion slashing deal a "disappointment." "Millions of Americans expected $100 billion in cuts and "wanted to make sure their tax dollars stopped flowing to the nation's largest abortion provider, and who wanted us to defund ObamaCare," Bachmann cried in a statement. "Instead, we've been asked to settle for $39 billion in cuts, even as we continue to fund Planned Parenthood and the implementation of ObamaCare." Bachmann, who is considering running for President in 2012, voted against a temporary bill to keep the government running while the deal moves through Congress. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) echoed Bachmann's diatribe. He said he feels the aversion of the government shutdown does "not set us on a path to fixing the spending and debt problems our country is facing. (I believe) There is not much of a difference between a $1.5 trillion deficit and a $1.6 trillion deficit-both will lead us to a debt crisis that we may not recover from." Both Paul and Bachmann were clear in their remarks. Anything other than a COMPLETE Government Shutdown is a Republican/Tea Party Failure.


K. Andrew said...

Its simple: we're broke. The National Debt is almost in parity with the GDP.

Remember what happened in Greece?
Their yearly budget deficiet was 12.7% of GDP, When it should have been 3% max (according to EU rules).

Now, the same thing is happening here.
We are currently at 10% of the GDP, just the budget defeciet.

These issues are setting us up to be dumped as the world's reserve currency, which would be catastrophic. The "Federal" reserve has been printing dollars like store ads. Way too many dollars floating around and decreasing demand means it will be worth nothing- literally. AKA Wienmar Republic.

Im upset that they didn't slash spending across the board, especially in needless defense spending (do we really need a new stealthy super-sonic jet fighter at the tune of $150 mil each and a project cost near a trillion?).
There's a lot of issues with the way government spends our money, namely pricing and overhead.

But, thats just one person's opinion.

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