Do you like deals?  Well, Congress has a Super Committee working on a super deal for you right now!  As usual, it sounds great.  The problem is, as usual, it’s not that great!

The Super Committee has been tasked by Senate Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner with finding spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years!  Wow!  That’s great!  Well, not so fast.  We have a $1.3 trillion budget deficit this year alone!  That is on top of a $1.6 trillion deficit last year.  Plus, ten years is a long, long time in Washington.  Future Congresses may decide they too want to remain as fiscally irresponsible as their predecessors and ignore the spending cut recommendations of the Super Committee.

If the super committee agrees to a proposal, the plan will be presented to Congress for an up-or-down vote, with no amendments permitted. If the super committee fails to produce a proposal, Congress does not adopt the super committee’s bill or the plan results in less than $1.2 trillion in reductions, $1.2 trillion in automatic, across-the-board cuts will be instituted, including $500 billion in defense spending.  These cuts will be scheduled to take place in 2013.

However, as mentioned, the Congress of 2013 can ignore the Super Committee and spend away as they are infamous for doing!  So all the theatre of the Super Committee is most likely just a big, Washington show.

There’s more.  Washington plays tricks with the truth when it comes to spending cuts.  Politicians love to tell the American people they have been busy reducing spending when, in reality, they are merely reducing the rate of spending increases!  Politicians are sneaky like that!

So what do we do?  On November 17, join thousands of Tea Party patriots from around the country for a Deal in the District.  We will be visiting the local offices of our Representatives to express our desire for REAL CUTS.  Experience shows that even a small number of constituents visiting the offices of their representatives has a major impact on Congressional votes.

Tell your Congressmen and Senators that we want real spending cuts and just not reductions on the rate of spending!  Tell them we will not accept tax increases to pay for their insatiable spending appetite!   Take your neighbors, family and friends with you and let your voice be heard.

Go to for more information. Look through the links to Materials at the bottom of the page for additional resources. What else can we do to generate attention?

  • Billboards
  • Sign waving
  • Send out press releases to local media
  • Hold events and invite local media – free food always helps!
  • Participate in local events like parades and fairs
  • Volunteer while wearing relevant t-shirts or buttons
  • Flyer public areas like lampposts, community boards, & cafés
  • Dropping flyers on doorsteps
  • Letters to editors
  • Op-eds
  • Call-in to radio shows
  • Ads in local print publications

The most important thing is to do SOMETHING!  Common-sense Americans must let our leaders know that we expect results and not the same irresponsible smoke and mirrors that have led us to a $15 trillion national debt!  We must demand that Washington exercise fiscal responsibility.  Let your voices ring out in defense and support of government for and by the people that does the right thing…for once!

Phillip Dennis
Tea Party Patriots