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This Thursday, FreedomWorks will host the first field hearing for the newly-formed Tea Party Debt Commission in Salt Lake City. The hearing will take place at Noah’s meeting and conference center, 322 West 11000 South, South Jordan, UT, 84095.
Local activists are expected to attend, and encouraged to bring their own proposals for specific cuts to the federal budget. FreedomWorks will also present the initial findings of its online poll (www.TeaPartyDebtCommission.com) that allowed voters to prioritize spending cuts over the last month.
The committee consists of twelve members, paralleling the structure of the new super committee created by Congress as part of the recent debt ceiling compromise. Committee members are volunteer tea party activists from a variety of states across the country, including CO, CT, IN, NH, NV, NY, OH, PA, UT, and VA.
The Tea Party Debt Commission was launched to give the American people a platform to propose specific cuts to the federal budget. The goal of the effort will be to develop a budget that cuts at least $9 trillion in spending, reduces federal spending to 18 percent of GDP, reduces national debt to under 66 percent of GDP, and balances the budget within 10 years without tax hikes.
The Tea Party Debt Commission began its grassroots outreach with an online poll allowing voters to prioritize spending cuts. Each vote cuts a program, and projects the one-year and 10-year savings that cut would generate.
FreedomWorks will continue holding field hearings in key cities across the country. The next hearings are scheduled for September 23 in Orlando, FL, and Thursday, September 29 in Philadelphia, PA.
For more information on the Tea Party Debt Commission, click here.