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Tea Party Patriots Find Trillions in New Debt Unacceptable

 Washington, DC – The Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, today rejected the President’s proposed budget plan for violating the key tea party principles of fiscal responsibility and limited government and taking the country down a road to financial ruin.

“The President’s budget does nothing to slow entitlement spending or aim for anything close to spending within our means,” said Jenny Beth Martin, President and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. “An $820 billion increase in spending since 2008 and $10.59 trillion in new debt is irresponsible and unacceptable at a time when our country is cracking under its own debt.”

“More taxes, more spending, more debt and more fiscal irresponsibility is all we get from this President and his allies in Congress,” said Mark Meckler, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  “It has been more than 1000 days since his friends in the Senate passed a budget, and this is what is produced?  The American people deserve better.”

In a brand-new book out today, TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The Second American Revolution (Henry Holt and Company, February 14, 2012), Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin explain how the movement began, its fundamental principles and how it will restore the true character of American democracy. They detail the nuts and bolts of grassroots political action that will return political power to where it belongs: the people.

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide.  Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.  Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.