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Press Release

    Super-Committee Fails To Find $1.2 Trillion Cuts in the Federal Budget

    11/21/2011

    WASHINGTON, DC- In reaction to the super-committee’s failure to submit a plan to the Congressional Budget Office on deadline, FreedomWorks’ President Matt Kibbe released the following statement:

    “It has been 936 days since the Democrats have passed a budget. So while the super-committee’s failure to come up with a plan to cut $1.2 trillion is embarrassing, it’s not surprising. Politico reported this morning that House leadership will leave early this week to prepare their Thanksgiving turkeys, and top aides from both political parties were nowhere to be found in the beltway last weekend. This is not the behavior of people serious about budget reform.”

    “Congressmen and Senators who are serious about securing our economic future should take a long look at our Tea Party Debt Commission budget proposal. Unlike the auto-cuts which will be made regardless of a super-committee deal, our ‘Tea Party Budget’ used crowd-sourcing technology to prioritize $9.7 trillion in cuts over ten years without raising taxes. It eliminates four cabinet agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, and Education. It fully repeals Obamacare, and improves Social Security by creating an exciting new personal account option.”

    “Last week, the Tea Party Debt Commission attempted to present the Tea Party Budget to a panel of fiscal conservatives in the House and Senate. Less than 45 minutes before the event was scheduled to begin, the panel was shut down by the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer (D- NY). Once again, Americans were shut out of the budget process.”

    “My message to Washington is this: We are not going away. You can argue over secret proposals behind closed doors, you can kick us out of the Russell Building, and you can point fingers and make excuses for why Congress is at a 9 percent approval rating. But American voters will be rewarding bold solutions to the budget crisis in 2012, and there will be no sympathy for the timid at the ballot box.”

    View the full version of the Tea Party Budget here: http://www.freedomworks.org/the-tea-party-budget.