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Editor’s Note: The following is a press release issued by the Forsyth County Tea Party.
This week both US Senators from Georgia (Isakson and Chambliss) voted to approve the Ryan-Murray budget which had been touted as the best deal that both sides could reach in their goal to get a budget passed through Congress. Last Thursday three Congressmen from North Georgia (Graves GA-14, Collins GA-9, and Woodall GA-7) voted to approve the budget deal as well. House Speaker John Boehner expressed anger towards grass-roots conservative groups who opposed the budget deal and elements contained in it, in a statement reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi’s famous “…we have to pass the bill to see all the good things that are in it…” quote.
The Speaker’s comments went way beyond mere irritation and he has likely alienated a good portion of the conservative base that would likely come out to vote for mostly Republican candidates. Hostility towards conservative groups such as the Tea Party, for whose support the GOP should be grateful, has now come out into the open. The bill that has inspired this latest round of hostility from establishment Republicans has been examined carefully and has been found to be a truly terrible deal for the people of this country and future generations of Americans who will be facing financial obligations that have been made without their consent.
Chairman-elect Sheri Gilligan of the Forsyth County Tea Party responded to the passage by saying:
“For over 3 years conservative groups were told that the best way to battle the ever increasing debt and rein in big government was to wait for the budget deal. The sequester that automatically called for 10% reduction was in place but what did our Washington politicians do? They passed a budget deal that they said would cut the deficit $23 billion over 10 years. This budget actually increases costs in the first years with the reductions happening in the out years. Yet even with this chicanery it appears that Ryan-Murray did the same kind of accounting practices that showed Obamacare would be affordable. Instead of cutting the deficit this deal increases the deficit.
“Additionally, we need to remind these republicans especially in Georgia that the only reason they won the house was because they rode the coat-tails of the conservative movement. It is not wise to now treat us like pariahs and lambaste us at every turn.”