“Cut, Cap, and Balance” passed the House, but was tabled in the Senate meaning there was no action on the bill. There are more plans out there and even Speaker John Boehner has created a new plan. His plan cuts only $850 billion over ten years, which is not even as much as he wanted, so he is going to re-write it to get at least $1 trillion over ten years and vote on it today. The bill is going to the senate where it will be massaged in some form and sent to the president for signature as long as the timeline does not run into the 2012 elections. It is great that the conversation is being had about how to cut, but ….”
Chad Capps, Chair of the Huntsville Tea Party says, “I am often asked what the Tea Party wants out of this debt ceiling fight. But, I know that not all of you want the same things. Most of you that I hear from want no debt ceiling increase at all. Some are OK with an increase if it comes with substantial spending cuts. All of us are very distrustful of Congress and our President, so any plan that says spending cuts will be determined in the future by some committee is an immediate NO as far as we are concerned.”
In an interesting twist the major credit agencies that determine our nation’s credit rating seem to favor something similar to what we want (large spending cuts): Few options to avoid credit downgrade
On Thursday Thursday, July 28th, a gathering is occuring at Congressman Brooks’ local office from 4:00 to 5:00 PM (They close at 5:00 PM) and show your support for cutting spending. Similar activities will be happening across the state at all of the local offices for the Alabama congressman.
If you can’t get there at that time, please stop by anytime during the day or telephone your opinion in to Congressman Brooks [at] (256) 551-0190. We want him to know that we support efforts to seriously cut spending. If you have other thoughts while you are there, let them know.
The congressman’s office knows we are coming and they will take anyone who signs in tomorrow as a sign of support for significant spending cuts.
Huntsville Office Location of Congressman Brooks: 2101 W. Clinton Avenue, Suite #302, (256) 551-0190
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This column was prepared for publication by Hank Richards, joltleft.com writer for Huntsville, Alexandria, the British Petroleum Recovery Program and the Gulport/Biloxi/Gulcoast restoraton region.
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