Dear Betsy,Our deficits are soaring out of control. President Obama has proposed a “budget” that will still allow a 1.3 trillion-dollar deficit. And Republicans are hardly better, with their budget never, ever balancing.The threats to our prosperity and freedom aren’t hard to see – just look all around us, every day, at the news coming from Washington. Bailouts, trillion-dollar “stimulus” schemes, huge new debt burdens for our children, higher taxes, skyrocketing gas prices, high unemployment, inflation – I could go on and on.You and I both know this has to end.The good news is, there is a way to fight back. And that fight starts today, by supporting a plan to actually balance the federal budget, cut spending, shrink the size of government, and bring our debt under control once and for all.Please read the email below from my friend Matt Hawes of Campaign for Liberty to learn more about this battle to finally put an end to the out-of-control spending in Washington.For Liberty,
Dear Betsy,All you have to do is turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper, or click through a few of your favorite websites to realize something is dreadfully WRONG.Bank failures. Bailouts. Failed “stimulus” packages. A surging federal deficit.European-style high unemployment. Sky-high gas prices. Inflation growing as incomes and retirement accounts stagnate.And what does the White House give us now? Yet another budget with trillion-dollar deficits. This is the first White House to have four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits – ever
.”[W]e have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt,” as Vice President Joe Biden put it a while back.These people have no shame.The 2012 budget is even worse than the last. A $1.3 trillion deficit in year one. ELEVEN TRILLION in new debt. And they managed to somehow do that while RAISING your taxes nearly $2 trillion.
If that scares you as much as it scares me, I hope you’ll complete the petition urging your representative to support – and your senators to cosponsor and seek roll-call votes on The PAUL BALANCED BUDGET ACT OF 2012 introduced this month by Senator Rand Paul.
Senator Paul’s budget does something no other budget in Washington has done in years – it actually balances. It cuts the deficit in half in year one, and it balances in year five.
You can almost hear the bureaucrats’ cries even now. “Too radical.” “Draconian.” The big spending establishment of both parties will wail and gnash their teeth.
But they will act – if the American people, led by patriots like you, make them.
You see, this is an election year. And even the tax-and-spend crowd in Washington is starting to get nervous.
They KNOW the American people are FED UP!
Our country’s deficit is increasing at a rate of nearly FOUR BILLION dollars a day.
The average American family is on the hook for nearly $800,000!
And now, news reports are saying the bailouts over the past few years cost taxpayers as much as $13.7 TRILLION on top of all that!
Like an alcoholic on a binge, the politicians simply can’t be counted on to stop themselves.
Someone has to step in and bring this circus to an end.
Campaign for Liberty is doing just that – leading the fight to stop Big Government in its tracks by launching a nationwide campaign to support Senator Rand Paul’s budget.
It’s been decades since any serious cutting of government spending and waste has even been attempted.
But with recent events, I’m convinced the time is right to finally make a permanent change in the way Washington works – a change that will empower the people and take power from politicians.
But more than that, it’s a battle we MUST fight.
That’s why it’s vital you act TODAY!
You see, I’d love to tell you that there’s no reason to worry – that the politicians in Washington are “experts” who are working hard to “get everything under control.”
I’d love to tell you that the politicians understand that unless they not only stop – but actually CUT – spending, the entire U.S. economy could end up nose-diving off a cliff.
And I’d love more than anything to tell you the politicians would never saddle our kids and grandkids with debts they can never repay – and that the nightmare of debt, disorder, and broken hope that is Greece today couldn’t be America’s future.
But I can’t say that. It just isn’t true.
Senator Paul’s budget is unlike any other seen in Washington – a REAL plan to make REAL change.
Among the highlights of this Balanced Budget:
*** Serious cuts in spending in year one, an immediate 50 percent reduction in the deficit in year one, and full balance, with a surplus, in year five;
*** In years 6-10, it begins to pay off our debt, paying off nearly $4 trillion of our national debt for the first time in history;
*** Closes five cabinet agencies permanently, including the unconstitutional Department of Education;
*** Focuses our military on strengthening America’s defenses instead of nation-building or funding dictators and anti-American regimes;
*** Fixes the deficit in Social Security and Medicare for 75 years, without cuts to current enrollees;
*** Cuts and block grants back to the states Medicaid and all federal welfare programs;
*** Rescinds funds for the indefinite detention of American citizens;
*** Privatizes the TSA.
As you can see, this is an ambitious bill that would bring historic change to our country.
Will you stand with Senator Paul and Campaign for liberty today?
If so, it’s vital you act immediately by filling out the petition to your representative and senators.
This is no time for half measures.
You see, when a mad dog is running loose, terrorizing a neighborhood, you lock him down.
You chain him up.
And that’s what the Paul Balanced Budget Act would do to Big Government.
This is a battle worth fighting – win or lose this year.
If we succeed, it would be a MAJOR step toward restoring American prosperity.
But even if we are set back this year, we can make sure the tax-and-spend politicians PAY THE PRICE!
You see, they have to come back to us, the voters, and seek our support for reelection.
So even if they don’t pass the PAUL BALANCED BUDGET ACT right away, if you and I can put the ENTIRE Congress on record, any politician who votes against us will have hell to pay at the ballot box.
Can you imagine the lame excuses?
What GOOD excuse is there for VOTING AGAINST being fiscally responsible?
There is none. Period.
That’s why your action today is so vital
Now, before I go any further, I want you to know that forcing our tax-and-spend Congress to stop their out-of-control spending isn’t going to be easy.
The politicians in both parties are going to fight you and me tooth-and-nail.
But if we can turn up enough heat – if we can FORCE Congress to heed the will of the American people – I’m confident we can put Congress on record… and on notice.
Here’s how Campaign for Liberty plans to force action – hopefully, with your help.
First, we’re already busy contacting up to five million activists nationwide through mail, phones, and email to generate petitions to the U.S. Congress demanding action on the Paul Balanced Budget Act.
And that’s just the beginning.
With your help, we’ll work the blogs and write guest editorials.
We’ll brief influential writers and columnists who will be sympathetic to our efforts.
We’ll work the talk radio stations and grant local media interviews to further turn up the pressure on Congress.
And we’re going to do what few groups do anymore.
We’re going to have our grassroots volunteers go door-to-door encouraging their neighbors to join us.
That’s a political army of committed liberty-loving folks making a difference the most effective way – one-on-one.
And finally, if we have the resources, we’d also like to run powerful targeted radio, TV, and newspaper ads.
This entire program is designed to send this one, CLEAR message to Congress – any politician who votes against the Paul Balanced Budget should look for another job.
But such a massive effort won’t be easy – or cheap.
So, in addition to your completed petition, I also hope you’ll agree to chip in a contribution of $50, $25, $10 -or whatever you can afford – to Campaign for Liberty.
I know times are hard, but this fight is absolutely critical.
Can I count on you to join the fight by filling out the petition and by chipping in a contribution of $50, $25, $10 – or whatever you can afford – to Campaign for Liberty?
P.S. Despite the current economic crisis, the politicians in both parties in Washington seem intent on spending us into total and complete collapse.
You and I must stop them!
Please fill out your petition urging your representative to support – and your senators to cosponsor and seek roll-call votes on the Paul Balanced Budget Act of 2012 immediately!
And, along with your signed petitions, please chip in a contribution of $50, $25, $10 – or whatever you can afford – to Campaign for Liberty TODAY!