Welcome to the virtual headquarters of the “No More Red Ink” campaign.
My name is Joseph Farah, and I’m the founder of this effort – a campaign to stop Washington’s borrowing and spending madness cold.
The sellout of the conservative-tea party agenda by Republicans in the House and Senate is now nearly complete. But that just demonstrates how important it is for Americans to let House Republicans know where they stand on the borrowing-and-spending madness they are enabling. This is a long-term campaign to let the Republican establishment know it does not reflect the principles of grass-roots Republicans, conservatives and tea party members and it will continue through the midterm elections of 2014.
This campaign began with an effort to freeze the debt limit at $14.3 trillion beginning in early 2011. Since then it has generated more than 1 million letters to House Republicans – who hold all the power to freeze the debt limit and stop Barack Obama’s spending and borrowing. Instead, since then, House Republicans led by House Speaker John Boehner have capitulated to Democrat and media pressure by raising the debt limit three times!
Do you want to stop passing on debt to our children and grandchildren – money that is frittered away on useless, wasteful and unconstitutional departments, agencies and bureaucracies that benefit no one except the power brokers in Washington? The only option – the only game in town – is this “No More Red Ink” campaign. It’s the only way for you to reach every single member of the House Republican caucus inexpensively, securely and with an investment of about one minute of your time.
Keep in mind, House Republicans don’t need a single Democrat vote to accomplish this goal of freezing spending – now or later. Most of all, you need to remind them we are watching. We are paying attention. We understand the power they have to be either part of the solution or continue to be part of the problem.
Just think what it will mean if, following this campaign of relentless, grass-roots lobbying, Republicans actually live up to their rhetoric about the Constitution and limited government and balanced budgets next year. We can have a balanced budget overnight!
We can eliminate unconstitutional and destructive bureaucracies like the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency! We can eliminate Planned Parenthood funding and obscene artwork sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts! We can eliminate the propaganda we subsidize on National Public Radio and PBS!
It will all have to go – because there just won’t be enough funds to pay for it all.
There will only be enough money to pay for absolute necessities – Social Security, Defense, Border Patrol, etc.
It will mean the most radical cut in spending in American history, since we are borrowing more than $100 billion every month. Spending by Washington after a debt freeze will be limited to U.S. Treasury revenues – about $2.2 trillion by last count. You would think $2.2 trillion would go pretty far. But it’s never far enough for some politicians in Washington.
Here’s a two-minute visual illustration of America’s ultimate “fiscal cliff.”
If you agree with what I’ve said so far, let me tell you about the plan to accomplish our goal of freezing the debt limit and ending all borrowing by Washington:
- The first step is to take advantage of the tool I have created that makes it quick, easy and inexpensive to send every current House Republican a red letter putting them on notice. Most of these Republican members will be back next year, so we can start turning up the heat on them now. Tell all your friends about the “No More Red Ink” campaign, and persuade them to participate, too. There’s no other more economical or efficient way to reach 241 GOP House members with an urgent message than this. Trust me, I’ve already sent them more than 1 million letters! My goal is to make that 10 million.
- The second step is to help me solicit the signatures of every Republican member of Congress – both House and Senate – on our No-More-Borrowing Pledge. We also want to target every Republican presidential candidate and every Republican candidate for Congress in 2014. Why a pledge? Because many members of Congress previously made verbal commitments to oppose borrowing, but broke their word. It’s a fact that written pledges of this kind make it much tougher to go back on your word. (Just think about the effectiveness of the “no new taxes pledge.”) You’re free to see an official copy of the pledge here, download it, make copies and distribute them freely. If you know a member of Congress or a congressional candidate this year, get him or her to sign it. And get a picture of the signing to send back to us for the official record.
- The third step is to talk this issue up every way you can. If you have a chance to bring it up at a town hall meeting with your member of Congress, do it. If you have a chance to talk this issue up on a radio show, do it. If you have a chance to ask a question at a presidential debate, do it. If you have a Facebook page or a website on which you can link this page, do it. The media won’t cover this story until they are forced to cover it – until they see it’s a national trend they cannot hide.
- The fourth step is enlisting the support of prominent individuals and organizations across the country to support the “No More Red Ink” campaign. We need to turn this issue into a runaway freight train this year – and ride it into responsible government in 2014.
It all starts with you. Do you still believe America can be saved through a concerted effort by concerned Americans? Are you willing to give it a try? Start right now by sending 241 red letters to the House Republicans. It only takes one minute at a cost of only $29.99 with our amazing “No More Red Ink” fulfillment tool. The impact of this joint effort has been staggering!