Tea Party Calling Tax Compromise "Backroom Deal"

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Dec 13, 2010 11:25 AM
The Tea Party is anything but pleased with the tax-compromise between Democrats and Republicans set for a vote in the Senate as early as today. The Tea Party Patriots have launched a "no tax compromise" petition in protest to the deal and are saying it violates several parts of the new Republican "Pledge to America."

From a Tea Party Patriot Press Release:
"This 'backroom deal' ignores those who voted for principled leadership on Election Day," said Mark Meckler, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. "Americans demand transparency in the legislative process and policies that reflect fiscal responsibility-not secret negotiations and weak compromise."

"Republicans in Congress only have the leverage to negotiate for tax deals because of the support Americans gave them and principled candidates across the country," said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  "It is an insult to those who voted them into power to procrastinate on their pledge to honor conservative principles."