SC Congressman Barrett Introduces 'TEA Act' to cut 500 Billion
Republican Congressman Gresham Barrett seems to be responding to the Tea Party Movements desire to get the Government to reduce spending in Washington by introducing the, 'Tea Act'. The Act reduces Government spending by nearly 520 billion dollars. This comes just days before the nearly 500 tax day tea party events planned across America for April 15th. Many are surprised that grassroots conservatives, are coming out in force to protest in public against the multi-trillion dollar budget the Obama Administration has proposed. Conservatives attempts at organization, have been described, by one reporter, as like, 'herding cats'.
Barrett Introduces TEA Act
Today, Congressman Gresham Barrett introduced the Taxpayer Empowerment and Advocacy Act – or the TEA Act for short.
The TEA Act will:
- Save taxpayers $520 billion over the next five years by reducing government
- Limit the growth rate of government to inflation
- Strenghten the definition of emergency spending to prevent abuse and
- Require PAYGO for all new mandatory spending programs.
I believe the TEA Act will set Congress on a new, more accountable course while protecting the taxpayers’ best interests. I encourage you to let your friends and family know about this common sense bill that will save us more than half a trillion dollars over the next five years.
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Click here to read more about the TEA Act.