Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tea Party Debt Commission to present findings

I attended BlogCon11, sponsored by FreedomWorks, and learned quite a bit, including information about the Tea Party Debt Commission - a crowd-sourced document that identifies various cuts in the federal budget.

Today, FreedomWorks and various members of tea parties from across the nation will present the findings of the Debt Commission on Capital Hill before a joint hearing of Senators and Congressmen.

C-SPAN will be streaming live from the Tea Party Debt Commission hearing on Capitol Hill - it can be watched online here beginning at 2 p.m.

The TPDC identified several spending cuts which have been discussed in the past and asked participants to select only one of two options presented. In addition, the TPDC spent the last three months traveling the country asking thousands of grassroots activists to come up with ways to cut the budget. As a result of hundreds of thousands of responses, the TPCD has come up with recommendations for our legislators.

Interestingly, one of the things that I learned at BlogCon11 is that most participants to date did NOT want to cut funding to NASA, despite the fact that Pres. Barack Obama's budget did just that.

If, like me, you're unable to view the hearing, I'm sure there will be a press release and news coverage which I'll link to following the event.

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