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Action Alert – Congressional “Super Committee”


We need everyone to contact the Super Committee with your demands.  Their contact information is below but first, here is a little background information that you may or may not know.

The “Super Committee” was formed as a condition to the “Debt Ceiling” debate, this past late-summer’s effort to increase federal spending authority for the president without really saying so.

We believe it is an unconstitutional construct, but it is there and we have to deal with it.

This Super Committee, comprised of twelve Congressmen (six from each party; half from the House and half from the Senate) was tasked to reduce the deficit. If the Super Committee does not come to bi-partisan terms, and Congress fails to pass the recommendations they propose, automatic “cuts” kick in.

Democrats are looking to pass $1.3 trillion in tax increases, with a similar amount in cuts, over the next 10 years. As usual, especially with the likes of Sen. John Kerry and Sen. Patty Murray sitting on this Super Committee, the Democrats are pushing for more spending on top of the tax increases. The same game plan they have been preaching for the last 3 years.

For a good analysis on the Super Committee, see this from The Heritage Foundation:

http://heritageaction.com/2011/10/note-to-super-committee-don%e2%80%99t-raise-taxes/

It appears that those involved are NOT attempting to look for real cuts. And any cuts to Medicare/Medicaid will be overturned as soon as the next Congress convenes.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/27/super-committee-republicans-offer-22t-deficit-cutting-plan/

Republicans offer to cut deficits by about $2.2 trillion over a decade; about one-third of that coming from increases in items such as Medicare premiums, the sale of public lands and airport fees — measures that increase government revenue without raising taxes. The GOP plan also assumes that tax reform would generate economic growth that would also lift revenues.

The GOP plan would also cut about $500 billion from Medicare over the next decade and $185 billion from Medicaid, officials said.

Democrats say that elsewhere in the budget they plan to reduce deficits by more than $3 trillion over the coming decade, while financing a $450 billion jobs bill along the lines that President Barack Obama is recommending. The same worthless “jobs bill” that was defeated in the Senate.

If the Democrats were serious, they would cut Obamacare, which could save over $2 trillion during same time ten-year period. See this link for the detail:

http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/opinions/x703875050/Repeal-of-Obamacare-could-save-2-6-trillion

Tea Party Patriots has railed over the last 2 ½ years – Reduce the size of government; Slash spending and Repeal Obamacare – for trillions in savings!

Credit rating agencies, yet again, have stated emphatically that nothing less than $4 to $5 trillion in spending cuts will stem another downgrade in the U.S. credit rating… but, apparently, members of the Super Committee believe their half-baked ideas (that they know will be rejected) will lead to some sort of consensus (and maybe political gain) in 2012?

Write to the Super Committee – but don’t just stop there; e-mail, phone, fax, and tweet!

Here is a direct link to their website:

http://www.deficitreduction.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Whatever you can do – create a presence, from the Palm Beach County Tea Party as well as for the Tea Party Patriots groups all across the country!

The lobbyists are all there, waiting to add more dollars to Super Committee members’ campaign coffers! We have millions of members, enthusiastic Patriots who stand for their Country, NOT Party! Put pressure on them for: NO increase in ANY taxes, and CUT spending, PERIOD!

Here are your “Super Committee” members:

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Committee Co-Chair: @RepHensarling

Phone: 202-225-3484 Fax: 202-226-4888

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Committee Co-Chair: @PattyMurray

Phone: 202-224-2621 Fax: 202-224-0238 Toll Free: 866-481-9186

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD): @ChrisVanHollen

Phone: 202-225-5341 Fax: 202-225-0375

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): @SenJonKyl

Phone: 202-224-4521 Fax: 202-224-2207

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): @JohnKerry

Phone: 202-224-2742

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): @SenToomey

Phone: 202-224-4254 Fax: 202-228-0284

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT): No Known Twitter Account

Phone: 202-224-2651 Fax: 202-224-9412

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): @robportman

Phone: 202-224-3353

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA): @RepBecerra

Phone: 202-225-6235

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI): No Known Twitter Account

Phone: 202-225-3561 Fax: 202-225-9679

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): @Clyburn

Phone: 202-225-3315 Fax: 202-225-2313

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI): @RepFredUpton

Phone: 202-225-3761 Fax: 202-225-4986

Tweeting to the Super Committee, should have a # setup… something like this:

@RepHensarling #SuperCommittee – NO tax inc., CUT spending #tpp

@RepHensarling #SuperCommittee – Repeal Obamacare, Save $2T #tpp

 

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One Response to “Action Alert – Congressional “Super Committee””
  1. Elizabeth Madlener says:

    Following are ideas of things that could be cut:
    #1. Cut the EPA! Doing so would unleash tremendous economic activity.
    #2 Cut all money going to ACORN
    #3 Cut all funding of Confucius
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
    Save America ‘s Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
    International Fund for Ireland . $17 million annual savings.
    Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
    National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
    National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
    Hope VI Program. $250 million annual savings.
    Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
    Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
    U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
    Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
    Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
    John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
    Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
    Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
    Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
    Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
    Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
    Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
    Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
    Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
    Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
    New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
    Exchange Programs for Alaska , Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts . $9 million annual savings
    Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
    Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
    Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
    Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
    Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
    Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
    FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
    Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
    Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
    U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
    General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million annual savings.
    Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings..
    Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
    No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
    End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
    Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
    IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
    **** Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
    Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
    Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
    Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
    Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
    Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
    USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
    Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
    Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
    Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
    Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings..
    HUD Ph.D. Program.
    Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
    TOTAL SAVINGS: more than $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
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