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New Jersey Tea Party Caucus

BRANCHVILLE, NJ – As the debt debacle plays out in our nation’s capital, many now see why we have financial problems. The TEA Party movement was born in response to government’s uncontrolled spending, and remains the driving force for holding government accountable. Although some people think the TEA Party movement is political, its goal to remove politics from government and implement common sense is devoid of any Party affiliation.

The NJ TEA Party Caucus is not willing to accept more spending and taxation. Those who pushed our debt beyond reasonable limits of spending are:

  • The man now holding office as President, Barack H. Obama
  • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

These three show no remorse or humility for their irresponsible behavior, nor have they presented any reasonable solutions. Instead, they have the audacity to reprimand the TEA Party for speaking out about the crisis they created.

Obama’s response – make phone calls. This befits the community organizer he is, but not the President of the United States. This is not leadership. We will tell people to make phone calls; phone calls that tell our representatives to start acting and voting in a responsible manner. We the People will not tolerate out-of-control government spending and the systematic destruction of our economy. We are no longer buying the lies that have led us down the path of financial destruction.

Acting in concert with media propagandists, many of our elected officials paint us as unreasonable buffoons who do not understand the ramifications of this crisis. This is true elitism. They have managed to lord it over us for many years, and we have allowed them to continue the illusion that they know better than the average citizen. The current crisis that they have created tells a different story. The rating agencies have said it is not the raising of the debt ceiling that will or will not lower the US credit rating, but rather the continued accumulating government debt over the next ten years that is the problem. Should the worst happen, that our credit rating goes from AAA to AA, a financially strong nation will be able to rebuild that credit rating.

Those living in the real world know that they have to cut up their credit cards and reduce their spending if they are living above their means. The NJ TEA Party Caucus is calling upon our government to do just that – cut up its credit cards and start living within its means by cutting spending. AND STOP threatening and lying to our seniors and troops that they won’t receive their checks. To do so is patently illegal based on current statutory regulations. We are also aware of the pork that can be cut from the budget that can free up our money and allow us to pay our legitimate expenditures. We further understand that if we stop sending foreign aid to hostile governments (monies which we borrow to give away), our financial situation will immediately improve.


For too long, the Administration has been sidestepping this problem and Congress has been kicking the can down the road. Now we have come to the end of the road to begin a new journey. This new journey must start with a step in the right direction toward limited Constitutional government and responsible spending.

The TEA Party movement will continue to grow in strength until our nation’s prosperity is restored and protected for generations to come. We are the elitist’s worst nightmare. We are the American people who have awakened from their apathetic sleep, and we will do all within our substantial power to restore sanity to government. As we began doing in 2010, we will continue to do every November. If this is the best we can expect from our elected officials, we will remind all voting citizens of their impudence every November until sanity reigns on Capitol Hill. We may have been asleep for a while but we are still a people who value life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and we will not surrender our sovereignty, our liberty, or our prosperity.

The NJ TEA Party Caucus reminds those on Capitol Hill that the American Dream is alive and well, and we will rise against the 2011 elitists, as we rose against the 1776 elitists. Like those visionaries who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for the American Dream; we will do likewise to preserve the Dream that many sacrificed to establish. The TEA Party movement will not lie down and play dead, nor will we succumb to the insulting rhetoric of elitists. We are Americans from all walks of life. We have overcome before and we will overcome again – one November at a time!

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