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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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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.

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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.

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Jonathan Bydlak in Rare: Ryan Budget Shows why Republicans Lack Credibility

Yesterday in Rare, CRS President Jonathan Bydlak responded to House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan’s recent statements on the House budget proposal.

Writing Wednesday in Real Clear Defense, House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan offers a stunningly shortsighted view of the nation’s spending crisis, illustrating perhaps more clearly than ever before why so many Republicans have no credibility on the spending issue.

Ryan writes from the clichéd and dubious assumption that President Obama is “gutting” the military and thereby making the world less safe. He notes, rightly, that the President’s most recent budget requests lower troop numbers.

As the U.S. begins to end two decade-long wars and modernize its warfare, there will be contentious and different ways of doing so. Yet while President Obama – or more accurately, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel – may have a different approach toward military matters, Pentagon-budget slashers they are not.

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NEWS RELEASE: Ryan Budget Hypocrisy

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CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen
Email: rebekah@reducespending.org

BYDLAK: RYAN BUDGET SHOWS WHY REPUBLICANS LACK CREDIBILITY ON SPENDING

The House Budget weds itself to wasteful Pentagon spending while pretending to care about spending reform.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (April 10, 2014) – Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, today released the following statement in response to House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s Wednesday op-ed in Real Clear Defense.

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