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Out-of-control government spending is the most pressing issue of our day. The Coalition to Reduce Spending is dedicated to advocating for reducing federal spending and balancing the budget. Continuing to live beyond our means will only jeopardize our country's future prosperity and security.
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John Buckley Rejects the Debt

We are very pleased to announce that John Buckley, running for US Senate in West Virginia, has pledged to Reject the Debt. Buckley is one of several candidates vying to fill the open seat left by retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller (D).

Read more in our press release below.

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CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen
Email: rebekah@reducespending.org

JOHN BUCKLEY PLEDGES TO ‘REJECT THE DEBT’ IN WEST VIRGINIA SENATE RACE

Buckley joins nonpartisan Coalition that includes over 50 candidates and elected officials nationwide.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (April 23,  2014) – John Buckley, candidate for US Senate in West Virginia, has signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that Buckley will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.

Buckley, seeking to fill retiring Senator Jay Rockefeller’s seat in November,  joins 52 additional candidates from across the country. Previous signers include Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1). Buckley

Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, released the following statement in response to the news:

“Powerful special interests support the status quo of irresponsible spending. Faced with these special interests, elected officials in all parties tend to forget their promises of restraint just about as soon as they get to Washington. That’s why we need accountability.

“We’re thrilled Mr. Buckley has joined our growing coalition,” he added, “and citizens in West Virginia should be thrilled as well.”

The Coalition will reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending in 2014.

The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. Its Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.

More information, including the full text of the pledge, can be found online at http://www.ReduceSpending.org/reject-the-debt.

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Contact:
Rebekah Johansen
Media Relations
rebekah@reducespending.org
(850) 426-8898

Shane Osborn Rejects the Debt

We are very pleased to announce that Shane Osborn, running for US Senate in Nebraska, has pledged to Reject the Debt. Osborn is one of several candidates vying to fill the open seat left by retiring Senator Mike Johanns (R).

Read more in our press release below.

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CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen
Email: rebekah@reducespending.org

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David Stockdale Rejects the Debt

We are very pleased to announce that David Stockdale, running for US House in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, has pledged to Reject the Debt. Stockdale is challenging incumbent Representative Susan Brooks.

Read more in our press release below.

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CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen
Email: rebekah@reducespending.org

DAVID STOCKDALE PLEDGES TO ‘REJECT THE DEBT’ IN INDIANA CONGRESSIONAL RACE

Stockdale joins nonpartisan Coalition that includes 48 candidates and elected officials nationwide.

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Our taxes are high because we spend so much

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Today in Rare, we discuss the often overlooked culprit of oppressive taxes: oppressive spending.

These programs don’t exist in a vacuum. They’re funded somehow, either today in taxes or tomorrow in debt.

Most Americans want the government to spend less. And most Americans want to pay fewer taxes.

But until we see the two as inextricably linked and are willing to support cuts and reforms, even to our favorite programs, we’ll keep feeling the pain every April 15.

Read the rest here.

Ron Paul: Ryan Budget shows how little difference there is between the parties

Writing yesterday, Ron Paul takes aim at the Ryan budget.

The budget does not cut spending at all, and in fact actually increases spending by $1.5 trillion over ten years. The Republicans are using the old DC trick of spending less than originally planned and calling that reduced spending increase a $5.1 trillion cut in spending. Only in DC could a budget that increases spending by 3.5 percent per year instead of by 5.2 percent per year be attacked as a “slash-and-burn” plan…

Unfortunately, there are still too many in Congress who claim to be fiscal hawks when it comes to welfare spending, but turn into Keynesian “doves” when it comes to spending on the military-industrial complex…

Last week’s budget debate showed how little difference there lies between the parties when it comes to preserving the warfare-welfare state. One side may prefer more warfare while the other prefers more welfare, but neither side actually wants to significantly reduce the size and scope of government.

Read the rest here.

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