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On today’s edition of The FreedomCast, Dean Clancy VP of Public Policy at FreedomWorks joins me to discuss the battle between the Republican and Democrat budgets, what to expect in the process going forward and report live from CPAC, and the latest on BlogCon2013.
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Senators unveil "Tea Party Budget" plan to "stop the debt," balance the budget in 5 years
Great news! Fiscal conservatives chalked up yet another victory in their march to "stop the debt" yesterday, when three "tea party"-aligned U.S. senators unveiled S.CON.RES.39, a comprehensive balanced budget that closely resembles the grassroots-generated "Tea Party Budget."
President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening will mark the passage of the 1000th day since the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget. In his address this evening, the President will likely propose even more federal spending despite the enormous deficit and the unprecedented $15 trillion dollar national debt. Without a budget from our elected representatives to provide restraint to Washington bureaucrats, this increased spending will continue unchecked.
Calling all local Tea Party groups!
Help us stop rampant Washington spending!
Join the Tea Party Budget Coalition!
Groups are urged to sign up by 8:00 p.m. eastern time, Friday, December 9th.
Sen. Schumer is shocked -- shocked! -- to find a simulated hearing going on here
"Senator Schumer is shocked -- shocked! -- to find a simulated hearing going on here."
That's not a verbatim quote from the two grim-faced staffers who swooped down yesterday to turn off the microphones and shut down a hearing-like tea party gathering in the Russell Senate office building.
But it would be true to their meaning -- and their boss's hypocrisy.
The Tea Party Debt Commission: What would they cut?
FreedomWorks has been traveling the country holding Tea Party Debt Commission Hearings. Why? To figure out what Tea Partiers would cut and offer the findings as suggestions before the Congressional Super Committee has its own hearing. To learn more about this project, here's the background and current information.
The Tea Party Debt Commission held a field hearing at Philadephia's National Constitution Center on September 29th. Video highlights (1 minute):
For more information, visit our TPDC info site.
Tea party activists quoted in this clip include:
Tea Party Debt Commission Field Hearing in Orlando THIS FRIDAY!
The Tea Party Debt Commission will be holding its second field hearing this Friday, September 23, at the Orlando, Florida CPAC. The meeting will be held from 12:30 PM-2:00 PM ET at the Denny’s across from the Orange County Convention Center.
The Tea Party Debt Commission is a response to America’s fiscal irresponsibility. It consists of 12 members, reflecting the number of members in Congress-appointed Super Committee. The commission asks American citizens to help map out a budget plan to propose to Congress in late November. The goals of the budget plan include:
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.