America is facing a breaking point; we can either get our spending under control, or we can continue our reckless use of the nations credit card until the credit runs out.
Liberals constantly tell the American people that proposed spending cuts will cripple government services, create death panels, or hurt the poor.
These threats are meant to scare taxpayers into forking over even more money to grow government programs.
Yet, a new report by the Heritage Institute shows how government redistribution is forcing taxpayers to subsidize luxury items, like cell phones and cable televisions, for millions of people.
The Founders drafted a Constitution that insisted on the separation of powers for a reason. They were inherently distrustful of unified power. Thats why we have both federal and state governments. Its also why we have a Legislature vested with the power to make laws and an Executive to implement them. This week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell threatened that structure. He wants to allow President Obama to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants, unless two-thirds of Congress objects. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States, not the President.
The voters did not send a single conservative to Washington D.C. in the 2010 Midterm Election so they could surrender more of Congresss Constitutional power to enable the President to continue to borrow and spend to his hearts desire.
Tennessees Rep. Marsha Blackburn led the charge in Congress to protect consumers choice of which light bulb to use in their home. Unfortunately, there are not enough common-sense lawmakers in Washington to support Blackburns efforts.
Contact Rep. Blackburn today tell her you support her efforts and are disappointed the rest of Congress does not have Tennessee common-sense.
The Obama Administration and liberals in Congress think they know better than you in not only the big issues like health care but also the mundane; seriously, Congress is now in the business of telling us what type of light bulbs we can buy.
Now stores in Tennessee are reporting they are running out of the incandescent light bulb, which will soon be outlawed.
Our window of opportunity is closing. Over the next few weeks, we're going to find out who in Washington wants to fix our nation's out-of-control finances and who wants to keep on spending.
The week of July 18, the U.S. House will vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment includes spending caps at 18 percent of GDP and a requirement for a supermajority vote to raise taxes. We need your help to urge Congress to pass the amendment and send it to the states for ratification.
National District Office Day
A huge conservative coalition is coming together to visit our representatives' district offices this Thursday, July 14 at 12:00 Noon.
The debate is brewing over online retailer Amazon and whether the company should be exempt from collecting sales tax revenue in return for bringing jobs into the state. There are strong arguments on both sides of this issue and thats why we need your help.
Those who Support Exempting Amazon Argue:
- Amazon is bringing thousands of new jobs to the state with two distribution centers already under construction in the Chattanooga area, and more facilities planned to be built.