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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tea Party Nation Founder: What Washington Has Forgotten

Judson Phillips, founder and chief executive of Tea Party Nation, has taken to the Washington Post opinion pages to remind readers exactly what the Tea Party Nation stands for and the quote of the day definitely has to go to him.

As the founder of Tea Party Nation, I feel confident in saying that the Tea Party understands what so many in Washington seem to have forgotten: We do not have a debt crisis. We have a spending crisis. There is only one way you get to a debt crisis — you spend too much money.

Phillips, in one short op-ed, has brought the whole crisis back to the basics. When you spend more money than you have, you borrow and create debt with interest and end up further and further in the hole.

We hear Obama and Democrats continue to talk about increasing taxes to lower our debt, yet Marco Rubio said it best when he said we don't need new taxes we need more taxpayers.

Cut spending, quit creating an atmosphere of fear for our business owners, (Fear being the word OF the business owners in relation to the Obama administration) so they will spend more, expand and hire more people and Washington would then have a good start on getting a handle on the spending problem we have.

We in the Tea Party understand a basic concept that Washington has forgotten: When you are in a hole, quit digging. Every time we have approached the debt ceiling, we have been told the same thing: If we do not raise the debt limit, it will be the end of the world as we know it. A couple of years later, when we find ourselves facing the same crisis, we’re told the same thing.

The message to Washington is very simple.

Put down your shovels ladies and gentlemen.