The Coalition to Reduce Spending is very pleased to announce that David Earl Williams III, candidate for Congress in IL-09, has officially become the first in the race to go on record to Reject the Debt.
See our media release below for more information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WILLIAMS PLEDGES TO ‘REJECT THE DEBT’ IN IL-09 RACE
Williams joins nonpartisan Coalition that includes Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1)
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (September 23, 2013) – David Earl Williams III, candidate for US Congress, IL-09, has officially signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that Williams will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.
Williams is the first in the race to sign the pledge put out by the national, nonpartisan Coalition to Reduce Spending, joining 32 additional candidates from across the country. Other signers include Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1).
Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, released the following statement in response to the news:
“Countless special interests on both sides put endless pressure on elected officials to keep spending more, and it’s unfortunately common for election-time promises to be as temporary as the races that produce them. It’s extremely encouraging for a candidate to put a commitment like this one on paper — and shows commitment above and beyond the average.”
“We’re thrilled Mr. Williams has done so,” he added, “and citizens in Illinois should be thrilled as well.”
On signing, Williams released the following statement:
“We are at $17 trillion in our national debt. You, I, and our future generations will have to pay for this mess. The reckless spending in Washington has to end right here, right now for America to have a prosperous future.”
As the 2014 elections draw closer, the Coalition says it has been in touch with the other candidates in the race and also plans to reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending.
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/