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From: George Rodriguez
President San Antonio Tea Party
GRodri3615@aol.com

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 Fndtn: Scholarship and Excellence in Nat'l 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 Dept)
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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American Citizen  
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April 2, 2011 10:49am
 
Share this with everyone you know. Put the heat on John Boehner. He needs to take a lesson from Nancy Pelosi -- DON'T GIVE UP! If you do, the American voters will give up on you!!!

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
April 2, 2011 10:47am
 
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