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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

Andy372 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:49 PM
You're right it will be painful. We need to say - hey, the Education Department hasn't improved education, and it's not the Feds business. Cut the entire department. The Commerce Department has not improved international and interstate commerce, so we cut it by 50-75% (not Washington cuts, real cuts). The Labor Department has not done anything to improve jobs. And be honest - say this means we're cutting the 5 people in your county that you've been supporting for the past 20 years. They will have to find a paying job elsewhere. This will hurt, but less than paying them for nothing.

Peas are all the rage when it comes to talking about the country’s fiscal woes.

You might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17th vacation at Martha’s Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying that’s it time for the country “to eat its peas.”

From CBSNews:

"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."

The president...