Tea Party Celebrating Budget Control Act? I say, NOT!

Tea Party Patriots demanding fiscal, Constitutional responsibility

By Robert Gonzalez

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Let’s see, Alan West & Debbie Wasserman Schultz both voted for it.  Ron Paul & Barney Frank voted against it.  Sheila Jackson Lee & Paul Ryan were “Aye’s”, and Ted Poe & Maxine Waters were “Nay’s”.  This qualifies as one of the strangest consortium of “Aye’s” and “Nay’s” I have ever encountered. Better yet … the remake of the Odd Couple, Oscar and Felix, living together once more albeit for the wrong reasons.

Let’s take a quick look at what has just occurred (S. 365 – Budget Control Act of 2011) and why the Tea Party is “so happy” as the pundits on all sides continue to echo.

The deal cuts spending $917B (their numbers) over the next 10 years, with the first two years “saving” a whopping $62B, never mind that the current spending rate has the US overspending by $4.55B everyday, meaning in a mere 14 days we will have eclipsed the “savings” proposed.

That should make us celebrate, huh? Oh did I tell you? The cuts begin in fiscal year 2013, now why would that be?

As Ron Paul rightly stated,

“In fact, this bill will never balance the budget. Instead, it will add untold trillions of dollars to our deficit. This also assumes the cuts are real cuts and not the same old Washington smoke and mirrors game of spending less than originally projected so you can claim the difference as a ‘cut'”.

The framework imposes spending caps that would set clear limits. The failure to remain below these caps, trigger an automatic across-the-board cuts (“sequestration”); this is where it gets dicey.

A so called “Super Committee”, a 12 member joint committee, chosen by leadership (6 from each House, 6 from each side of the aisle), will decide what cuts will be made. It’s time to “pop the corks” my friends because if they don’t come to an agreement (now why wouldn’t they?) by November 23, 2011, there will be automatic cuts imposed, equally split between defense and non-defense programs.

Yes, $750B from defense, the House played poker and blinked; they turned over their cards and showed (gave) the Libs what they have been salivating over for decades, a smaller defense “bring out the Turkey”.

If they do agree, each chamber would consider the Joint Committee proposal on an up-or-down basis without any amendments by December 23, 2011.

One more Ron Paul quote; “By denying members the ability to offer amendments and only allowing an up-or-down vote that will take place in the hectic time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this Commission essentially disenfranchises the vast majority of members from meaningfully participating in the debate over reducing spending and balancing the budget. Furthermore, despite the claims of the bill’s proponents, there is nothing to stop the commission from recommending tax increases.”

By the way, don’t for one minute think that a tax increase will not be “on the table” when the “Super Committee” convenes; it will be interesting to see what “deals” come forth.

Tea Parties, put on your party hats the celebration is just getting started and we will be the joke of the party. But we do have the trump card (the people), we have a firm hold on the power cord attached to the jukebox; all we have to do is pull the cord and “party’s over!”

No, the Clear Lake Tea Party and all of the Tea Party leaders and members we have spoken with do not think this is a Tea Party victory. On the other hand, we understand that one way to enslave the people is to separate them from their wealth and with this, comes government dependence (Socialism). The deal just made has nothing to do with cutting government spending (regardless of who is telling you this); it has everything to do with more government.

The proverbial “can” has run out of road and has been accidentally kicked into the Boston Harbor, the 2012 elections; we have to stay the race if we intend to “Keep this Republic”.

Does anyone remember the animated movie “A Bug’s Life”? There’s a scene in this movie that is very telling. It goes like this;

The Grasshopper’s (the bad guys) are all having a good time at a bar in a dusty town far from the ant colony (the workers), whom they have been controlling by demanding a large portion of the food they (the ants) collect each year. This is payment for the colony’s safety from menacing bugs (sound familiar). While discussing matters over a drink, one of the grasshoppers has the great idea that they should stay there and not go back to the colony (to collect).

Hopper, the leader, catches wind of their complacency and reminds them that “There was that ant, who stood up to me!” One grasshopper says, “It was just one ant”, then another chimes in, “Yeah! They’re puny”. Hopper then pulls a grain from a bin and says, “Let’s pretend this grain is a puny little ant” and throws it at each of them, the grasshoppers are not fazed.

Hopper then says, “How about this” and pulls the plug from the bin and smothers both ill advised grasshoppers. All the other grasshoppers are watching in fear. Hopper finishes with this; “You let one ant stand up to us and then they all might stand up to us”…”Those puny little ants out number us 100 to 1, and if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life, it’s not about food it’s about keeping those ants in line.”

This is a movie that definitely qualifies as a “teachable moment”, as “someone” in the not so distant past coined the phrase. Get out the popcorn and sit down and watch it with children and grandchildren it is worth the watch. I lived this in Cuba and know first hand it can, and is, happening here in the greatest of all countries.

The colony of Tea Party Patriots are coming together and are demanding fiscal responsibility and sound Constitutional adherence before we lose our freedoms, our wealth and our way of life. Remember, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness comes from God, not from men. We call it an inalienable right!

I leave you with this, Tea Party Patriots,

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!” – Gandhi

Robert Gonzalez is Chairman of the Clear Lake Tea Party.


  1. @Brandt Hardin
    You sound like one of my teen age sons going on one of his senseless rants that is disjointed and lacking logic. You appear to be young, impressionable and in your formative years. Like many of us who were once young liberals and starry-eyed utopians, our life quest also led us to embrace such nonsense as the philosophies of Marxism/Leninism. They temporarily became our core values. We hated the establishment which was conservative at that time.

    Now here’s the irony regarding you. You can easily be identified as liberal so what is there to rebel against. You liberals are the establishment right now. Socialists and communists are in the seats of power of our current government. You can’t rebel against them because you are one of them. So I guess the only thing you have left to rebel against is Capitalism and big business. Obama, Reid the RINO Republicrats and the leftist judges are dismantling Capitalism and big business as we speak. When that’s dismantled, what will you have left to rebel against?

    If you’re a true rebel, then rebel against the current socialist/communist establishment. Rebel against the brainwashing being done by the education system in this country from pre-school through the doctorial programs in our colleges and universities. Rebel against the anti-God and anti-Christ movements that are trying to choke Christianity and wipe it off the face of the earth. Rebel against “secular humanism”, the religion of the public school system. Rebel against the moral decay that is happening in our nation. Rebel against modern day slavery….the entitlement mentality.

    How can you do all this rebeling? Give your life to Jesus Christ and believe that His blood shed on the cross is the only sacrifice that can put you in a right relationship with God. Once you are born-again and filled with the Holy Spirit, God will give you your marchig orders as to how He wants you to live your life. I can definitely say that He’ll want you to be salt and light to this world. :-)

  2. Nomad, I’m Mad! Brandt is just spewing non-sense and yankin’ our chain. The guy is an artist for cryin’ out loud. He is either pissed about Sara wanting budget cuts to begin with the National Endowment for the Arts, prior to affecting the Defense Budget, or because gay marriage isn’t legal here or Alaska.

    Our ubber liberal friend is pretty stupid to assume lovers of liberty are terrorist, while he descibes Jared Loughner’s mass murder and slaughter of innocents, as ” misguided sensibilities”. Well, we all know, you just can’t fix STUPID!

  3. Brandt, if that is a qualification for being a terrorist, then I too must fall in the groove. I am a senior citizen, retired military, generally vote republican, believe in the constitution as writ (not as interpreted by the 9 fools), am a member of National Rifle Association and The Texas State Rifle Association. According to the general democratic leaning,and that of the presidential party, any one of these items makes me a terrorist. But I haven’t killed anyone, blown up anyone or thing, nor have I rioted. Now what makes people like me a terrorist??? We believe in FREEDOM and TRUTH. If the government would run on those principals there would be far less problems in this country.

  4. Brandt. Settle down. It sounds like you’re on step three of the Ghandi quote that Robert gave.

  5. If you are Tea Party, you are a terrorist. Sarah Palin is a mouthpiece for the Tea Party which represents nothing but hatred and dissension. Her rhetoric and violence-inciting imagery IS a form of terrorism and a prime example. She held Jared Lee Loughner’s hand while he murdered people with his misguided sensibilities. I was compelled to draw a visual commentary showing her handing him the gun on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-made-me-do-it.html She’ll go to any lengths and keep spewing her insanity for that attention (and the money of course.)

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