Tea Party Patriots: Trump Administration Budget a Good Start


Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint.

“The budget released by the Trump Administration today is a good start. It makes substantial cuts to ineffective programs and eliminates entire agencies that are unnecessary or wasteful uses of taxpayer funds. This is the boldest budget put out by a White House in recent memory and they deserve credit for making difficult choices. But there is much more work to be done if we are going to eliminate our nearly $20 trillion national debt. The fact is, former President Obama and his Administration left a mess behind for President Trump and his team to clean up – they increased the deficit and national debt by astounding amounts and spent eight years growing and empowering the federal government. Conservatives are glad that President Trump is making a point of eliminating the type of duplicative and ineffective programs that have become a fixture in Washington, DC and have cost taxpayers billions. While we understand that cleaning up the mess made over the last eight years will take time and effort, we strongly encourage the Trump Administration to adopt a serious program, like the ‘Penny Plan,’ to eliminate our debt in five years. The American people voted for change last fall and they expect that President Trump and his team will work to eliminate our debt so future generations do not have to pay for the excesses of Washington.”