I need a recommendation for official TEA Party member positions on issues:
Debt ceiling – this morning the national debt was $14.274 trillion. There is a Debt ceiling vote coming up in Congress. Do we support an increase?
Gov’t shutdown – Eric Cantor leads the charge on FY2010 budget cuts. Are these budget cuts (or lack of) worth shutting the government down, or do we stand on the principle of cutting spending and shrinking gov’t? The Republicans campaigned hard on $100 billion cuts from FY2010 Budget. They are offering $66 billion (4%). Obama rejected it yesterday. The Dem’s will agree to $31 billion (2%). Michele Bachman found $506 billion in cuts – just from Obamacare. Where is all that money now??
- $6.2 Trillion in cuts over 10 years – Is Paul Ryan’s proposal enough?
- $6.2 t / approx. $40 t =15.5% of the total 10-yr budget.
- Ryan includes proposal for 10% federal employee reduction through attrition (not layoffs). Reform of welfare and Medicaid – like Clinton did. GDP vs Federal budget will reach 100% 2022 and 200% at 2033-40(?).
Federal gun control end run – Obama and NYC Mayor Bloomberg calling for executive action on gun control in the name of public safety. Do you agree? Or is there some acceptable, inherent risk in a free society that allows “easy” and legal access to handguns? The Second Amendment simply reads “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
NC easing gun laws – NC lawmakers want to ease the carry restrictions for NC citizens. Currently, the list of where you can carry is shorter than the list where you can’t carry. Do you approve?
Voter ID – NC lawmakers rejected the Mexican Matricula Cards as NC ID. Is picture ID a common-sense remedy to ACORN/OFA stealing elections?
2 American executions at the Tijuana, Mexico, border crossing yesterday – At what point do we decide they have declared war on us? Are you outraged?
“War” in Libya – Should we be there??
Obamacare repeal worth fighting – Is this issue still worth fighting for in NC and in DC?? Many of our lawmakers are working to thwart this legislation. The Repub’s in NC are still working to override the governor’s veto.
I want to put together an official statement and send to public officials at all levels. Send to the newspapers and other media?