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Monday Press Conference Addresses Poor Leadership on Debt Crisis

Washington, DC – A group of tea party activists led by William Temple, chairman of Freedom Jamboree and the Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention, announced today they will hold a press conference on Monday at the National Press Club targeting Speaker Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan and other Members of Congress for caving on the debt ceiling and not doing enough to get the country’s debt under control.

“Speaker Boehner and Rep. Ryan are determined to stampede their House GOP caucus and our country over the financial cliff and ignoring signals from voters and ratings agencies that we must act now to stop drowning our children and grandchildren in red ink,” said Mr. Temple.  “Yet, Rep. Paul Ryan’s so-called ‘courageous budget plan’ adds $9 trillion to the federal debt!  We will be scoring those who vote to raise our country’s debt.  If you vote to raise the debt ceiling, you get a zero for the whole year.  If you don’t vote to raise the debt ceiling, you score 100.  Everything else – from votes on the budget to riders to repeals to trivial spending cuts — is just smoke and mirrors.”

Speakers will address:

  • Preventing any debt increase without ObamaCare repeal
  • Rep. Ryan’s budget which adds trillions in debt without balancing the budget
  • 100% vote scoring on the debt ceiling
  • Recruiting GOP primary challengers for those who cave


WHAT:            Press conference


WHO:            William Temple, Chairman, Tea Party Founding Fathers and Freedom Jamboree and

Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention

Bob Vander Plaats, Vice Chair, Tea Party National Convention

Rev. C.L. Bryant, Director, Tea Party Founding Fathers

Joseph Farah, Founder, WorldNetDaily

Dr. Allen Unruh, South Dakota Tea Party


WHEN:            Monday, May 9, 2011

9:15 AM EDT


WHERE:             National Press Club, Zenger Room

529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C.


For more information, please contact Rod Mitchell at 281-350-5506 or

Stella Melley at 202-431-6461.