Congress has a chance to get this spending bill right. Don’t let them mess it up!

As we approach the March 23 deadline for Congress to pass its fiscal 2018 spending bill, it is up to us to make sure all Members of Congress know how important it is to get our nation’s fiscal house in order.

As mentioned last week, we have three primary concerns about the spending bill.

First, at Tea Party Patriots, we have always prioritized fiscal restraint and limits on spending to reduce our debt. The spending proposals under consideration are far from restrained. Over the next few weeks, our job is to remind the Republicans in Congress that they campaigned on being fiscally responsible. This spending bill is the perfect opportunity for them to show us they are serious about that.

Second, as we have mentioned in previous emails, one of the most distressing aspects of the spending discussions is that Republicans are entertaining the possibility of including a years-long extension of DACA in the spending bill. DACA, Obama’s illegal non-enforcement of our immigration laws for so-called “Dreamers” (illegal immigrants who were brought here as children), does not belong in the spending bill, and should be addressed separately.

Finally, Republicans are talking about continuing to bail out the insurance companies through the spending bill. When ObamaCare was passed, Republicans correctly warned that it was an unworkable law that would wreak havoc on the insurance market. Over the past eight years, ObamaCare has proven to be every bit as bad as Republicans warned. Congress must understand that we do not want the upcoming spending bill to include any insurance bailouts. ObamaCare is a failure, and taxpayers should not be forced to bail out insurance companies to prop up the law.

Please take the following actions this week:

1. Call your two U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and let them know that the American people want lower spending levels, we do NOT want DACA wrapped up in a spending bill, and we absolutely oppose an insurance bailout. We have talking points below for your use.

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2. Use social media to help inform your friends and family about the spending bill – and ask them to oppose proposals to include DACA or insurance bailouts in the spending bill.

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