PRESS RELEASE July 30, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marianne Gasiecki – Founder/Local Coordinator The Mansfield Tea Party
Principle vs. Party
Protecting the Integrity of the United States
Mansfield, Ohio – July 31, 2011 The House of Representatives just passed the Budget Control Act by a narrow margin of 218-210. 22 Republicans voted against the measure. Tea Party Patriots of Ohio would like to thank the 22 Republicans who chose to put their principles and country before their party, one of them being our Congressman Jim Jordan.
Although the Tea Party Patriots are adamantly against any debt ceiling increase (a sentiment held by the President while a Senator), the only bill that came close to dealing with the spending issue was the Cut, Cap and Balance bill, which passed the House with 234 votes.
“Majority Leader Reid did not allow debate of Cut, Cap and Balance in the Senate. Now a second bill has been passed through the house, only to have Senator Reid immediately refuse debate. The ball is in the court of the Senate. Will Harry Reid continue to hold the financial security of our seniors and our military, and the future of our youth, hostage?” said Marianne Gasiecki, Founder of the Mansfield Tea Party Patriots.
“Not only has Senator Reid refused to allow debate on Cut, Cap and Balance and the Budget Control Act, Congress has gone in excess of 800 days without a budget! When will Harry Reid and the Democrats do the job the American public elected them do? ” asked Ralph King, Co-founder of the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots. “We call on both sides of the aisle to stop the scare tactics and political thuggery, and immediately pass the Full Faith and Credit Act or the Promises Act, which will protect the integrity of the full faith and credit of the United States, and will prioritize spending.”
The Full Faith and Credit Act will ensure debt service payments in the event the debt ceiling is reached. The PROMISES Act will direct the Treasury to pay down the interest on our national debt and ensure payment to our Armed Forces.
Tea Party Patriots of Ohio
* Mansfield Tea Party * Cleveland Tea Party Patriots * Medina Tea Party Patriots *
* Greater Buckeye Lake Patriots * Zanesville Patriots Tea Party * Morrow County Tea Party *
* North Ridgeville Tea Party Patriots * New American Patriots * Geauga/Lake Tea Party Patriots *
* Lorain County 9-12 Tea Party * Marion Ohio Tea Party *
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