‘Don’t let House Republicans wimp out on promises’
When Republicans were campaigning to capture control of the House of Representatives last year, they promised to cut at least $100 billion in spending in their first year.
Last week, however, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled his budget numbers for 2011, revealing cuts of only $58 billion in the first year.
The organizer of a campaign for much bigger cuts than even the $100 billion originally promised by Republicans says it’s time for Americans – especially tea partiers – to realize they are about to be betrayed again.
The “No More Red Ink” campaign, spearheaded by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, demands House Republicans stop all deficit spending this year by freezing the debt limit at $14.3 trillion and forcing major cuts in so-called “entitlements” and all non-essential spending.
“Don’t let the House Republicans wimp out on their very meager promises,” said Farah. “Cutting $100 billion out of a multi-trillion-dollar budget is nothing. If the federal government just cut out unconstitutional spending we would cut out more than $100 billion. Sen. Rand Paul has put forth very appropriate proposals for $500 billion in cuts. It’s time to tell the House Republicans, who finally have the power, they need to do much better.”
Farah’s campaign calls on the 242 House Republicans to freeze the debt limit, an action that will not only force dramatic cuts in the budget, but, more importantly, deny any attempt to borrow more money this year.