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Budget Deficit Tsunami and a Continuing Resolutions Break Wall

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April 2, 2011

From: George Rodriguez

President San Antonio Tea Party


The federal debt continues to climb at the rate of $5 billion per day. The ability to address this catastrophic trend will take courage and imagination on the part of all elected officials in Washington, D.C. If OUR (emphasis on “we the people”) political leadership doesn’t take immediate and profound action soon, we could be in an irreversible flood of debt.

Continuing Resolutions (CR) now used by the majority party can be refined to do the much needed liposuction upon the body of the federal government. To this end the Tea Party supports the following tactics to assist with this delicate but demanded procedure. The following should be adopted as soon as possible in order to reduce the risk of fiscal crisis as cited by the Congressional Budget Office last July:

Each CR must contain in it the involuntary, non-compensated furlough of whole Federal departments for not less than one week. To that end it is recommended that the next CR contain a furlough for the entire Department of Labor. This will do two things; first it will save the taxpayer’s money, second it will demonstrate to the public that there are federal departments that do not affect their lives whatsoever and therefore are un-needed.

The next CR should furlough the Department of Education for one week. This will prove to the public that schools don’t shut down if the Dept. of Education is not at work. This should be followed by the Department of Transportation with the exception of the FAA.

With each subsequent CR a new departments or agencies must be furloughed.

Here are good examples of portions of the federal government which can be furloughed with no effect upon the health and safety of the American public:

Dept. of Commerce with the exception of the National Weather Service

Dept. of Energy with the exception of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Department of Agriculture with the exception of USDA Food Safety Inspectors

Department of the Interior with the exception of the Bureau of Mines

Below is a list of over 100 additional government agencies from A to V to furlough:

American Battle Monuments Commission

Appalachian Regional Commission

Architect of the Capitol

Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)

Archives (National Archives and Records Administration)

Arctic Research Commission

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

Bureau of the Census

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Commission of Fine Arts

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Copyright Office

Corporation for National and Community Service

Council of Economic Advisers

Delaware River Basin Commission

Denali Commission

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Domestic Policy Council

Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs (State Department)

Economic Adjustment Office

Economic Analysis, Bureau of

Economic Development Administration

Economic Research Service

Economics & Statistics Administration

Endangered Species Committee

Energy Information Administration

English Language Acquisition Office

Farm Service Agency

Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)

Federal Geographic Data Committee

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

Federal Housing Finance Board

Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds

Federal Interagency Committee on Education

Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy

Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, National Commission

Fish and Wildlife Service

Food and Nutrition Service

Foreign Agricultural Service

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

Forest Service

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Geological Survey (USGS)

Government National Mortgage Association

Government Printing Office (GPO)

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Health Resources and Services Administration

Helsinki Commission (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe)

Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)

Indian Arts and Crafts Board

Institute of Peace

Inter-American Foundation

International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)

International Trade Administration (ITA)

International Trade Commission

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Japan-United States Friendship Commission

Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries

Library of Congress

Marine Mammal Commission

Maritime Administration

Merit Systems Protection Board

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Morris K. Udall Foundation: Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Capital Planning Commission

National Cemetery Administration (Veterans Affairs Department)

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Gallery of Art

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Technical Information Service

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Office of Compliance

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Open World Leadership Center

Parole Commission (Justice Department)

Patent and Trademark Office

Postal Regulatory Commission

Presidio Trust

Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

Railroad Retirement Board

Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)

Research, Education and Economics (Agriculture Department)

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (Transportation Department)

Selective Service System

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Stennis Center for Public Service

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Transportation Statistics, Bureau of

U.S. International Trade Commission

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

U.S. Trade Representative

Veterans Day National Committee
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