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AFP: Obama’s speech. A big vote in 48 hours.

 

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Just minutes ago, President Obama delivered what was billed as his “new” vision on the budget. But, watching it I realized his speech was the same old big government path of higher spending, more debt, and massive tax increases. If President Obama wants us to believe he now wants to reduce deficits just 2 months after submitting a budget with red ink as far as the eye can see, then he should propose a new and complete formal budget. 

Instead, like his friends on the Left, Obama has launched a full-throated attack on leaders like Congressman Paul Ryan who stand for real budget reform and genuine spending cuts.

Meanwhile, the House Budget Committee led by Chairman Ryan is expected to put a budget bill on the floor of the House for a full vote most likely this Friday afternoon.

Please CLICK HERE to tell your member of Congress to vote to CUT SPENDING NOW by supporting both the Ryan budget and the Republican Study Committee budget.

Neither budget is perfect; for example the Death Tax is not fully repealed in either plan. But, both budgets put our nation on a path toward economic prosperity and genuinely smaller government. That’s why the Left is attacking them so viciously.

Key provisions in Chairman Ryan’s Budget Proposal Include:

  • Cuts $6.2 trillion of government spending
  • Collects $1.8 trillion less in taxes
  • Cuts $4.4 trillion from the national debt compared to the President’s budget over
  • the next ten years
  • Dramatic overhaul of Medicare which is heading toward bankruptcy while sticking our seniors with fewer and fewer medical options
  • Defunds ObamaCare, saving $677 billion over ten years

Key provisions in the Republican Study Committee’s Proposal Include:

  • Cuts over $9 trillion in spending over the next decade
  • Makes the deepest cuts to discretionary spending of any detailed
    House budget plan out there
  • Balances the budget by the year 2020
  • Defunds ObamaCare, saving $677 billion over ten years

Both Chairman Ryan’s and the RSC’s budget proposal include Medicaid reform. Under these proposals, Medicaid funds will be block-granted to the states, which are then responsible for structuring their own programs and tailoring them to their particular needs. Click here to read more about Medicaid reform.

Still wondering if we’re making a difference for our values?

It is clear we have dramatically changed the policy debate in our country. A majority of our fellow citizens now agree with us that government spending is too high and the massive budget deficits threaten our economic prosperity. And, do you think President Obama would even be talking about cutting the budget if it were not for us?!

But frankly, it is much harder to pass good legislation than it is to oppose bad bills. That’s why it is crucial for you to get involved now in this budget battle.

CLICK HERE to tell your member of Congress to CUT SPENDING NOW by voting YES on the Ryan budget and the Republican Study Committee budget.

By the way, this Friday, the day when we expect the vote by the full House of Representatives on the budget blueprint for our nation, is April 15 – tax day.

What a great day to send a message that we’re through with the job-killing, prosperity-draining, big government agenda that has for so long animated politics in Washington!
Sincerely,

Tim

PS: Last week during our rally at the Capitol an elderly man from eastern Pennsylvania came up and shook my hand. He was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers baseball cap and man do I hate the Steelers and he had his grandson with him. His grandson looked about my daughter’s age. He said “Tim, I still believe in my country. I still believe my grandson will live in a better, stronger place where he can be anything he wants to be.” That grandfather who took a day away from home to bring his son’s son to Washington said it better than I ever could.

Let’s keep doing our part to make it so. Click here to tell your member of Congress to CUT SPENDING NOW!

 


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