Justin Lurie, a candidate running for Congress in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, has officially signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge specifies that Lurie will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.
Mr. Lurie, an entrepreneur – businessman, writer, and a proud Texan, joins candidates and elected officials from around the country, including Rep. John Culberson (TX-7), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), and Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-6).
After signing, Mr. Lurie told us, “We are currently spending roughly $7 million per minute and this reckless habit has gone on for way too long. The eight years under Obama couldn’t spend fast enough, and now things have not significantly changed. We currently face a debt of over $20 trillion. This is unsustainable, irrational, and un-American. The fiscal crisis that faces our nation must be taken seriously and immediately addressed.”
With the 2018 elections just around the corner, 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.
The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. The 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 at http://www.ReduceSpending.org/reject-the-debt