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"The only way we will ever reduce the debt and balance the budget is if America beats Washington and tea party activists take over this process." -- Matt Kibbe
Today, FreedomWorks announced the formation of the Tea Party Debt Commission. As the New York Times reports:
While the Tea Party movement has led the charge for cutting the national debt, its supporters have often struggled to explain how, exactly, they would do so. Now some are out to change that, joining a Tea Party debt commission that plans to hold hearings over the summer, in the hopes of delivering recommendations to lawmakers by January.
Today's announceent comes at the end of a 4-day meeting of 150 of the nation's top tea party activists at the FreedomWorks headquarters in Washington, DC. The activists explained their decision with the following statement
"Spending is out of control. Politicians of both parties continue to pile a mountain of debt on our children. A debt-induced economic crisis now threatens our country. Yet Washington remains incapable of providing the bold leadership and tough decisions these difficult times demand.
"Therefore, just as the tea party grassroots took matters into their own hands in the 2010 elections, generating a bottom-up “Contract From America” that became the unofficial platform of the tea party movement, so the Tea Party Debt Commission will tackle the enormous fiscal challenge that our political leaders seem incapable of addressing.
The activists are now in the process of setting up the Commission.
For more information, visit www.freedomworks/teapartydebtcommission.
On a related note:
Tell your Senators and Congressman: "Oppose ANY debt ceiling increase until we first 'cut, cap & balance' federal spending!" Sign the Cut Cap Balance Pledge today.