To the editor:
The Tea Party movement is generally recognized as conservative and advocates reduced government spending, cutting taxes, reduction of our national debt and federal budget deficit and an adherence to an originalist interpretation of our U.S. Constitution. Few Tea Party members approve of how President Obama is doing his job. In fact, many of us view President Obama's positions as unacceptable socialist extremism. Helping his liberal causes is a left-wing national media which is an echo chamber for his liberal policies.
The Tea Party movement supports the premise that we need to quit spending the nation and our children into bankruptcy. We need to re-establish economic policies (like those under President Reagan) that history has proved lead to economic growth. We need to do such things as lower taxes, cut regulations, stop borrowing and printing money and get government off the back of businesses and out of the way of the American people.
The simple message of the Tea Party Patriots is to restore America's founding principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Sadly, President Obama is ideologically and practically committed to essentially ignoring our entitlement crisis, reckless military cuts and class warfare-driven, growth-stifling tax policies. Many of us believe Obama's efforts are sending this nation toward outright bankruptcy and, perhaps, collapse.
Our President uses lofty rhetoric about fiscal realities and hard choices and then proceeds to give the green light to yet even more federal spending, higher taxes and skyrocketing debt. His historic expansion of government is without comparison.
Our President refuses to confront difficult financial decisions. He has put us on a course of unsustainable deficits and debt. Obama ignored the modest recommendations of his own deficit commission. President Obama has done absolutely nothing to address our country's serious short-term and long-term fiscal problems. There is no long term budget plan for fiscal sustainability.
The Tea Party came into existence for very good reasons. The 912 Mifflin County Tea Party meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the basement of the Mifflin County Library. Join us and be part of the solution instead of an apathetic complainer.