More Fiscal Conservatives sign the Reject the Debt pledge

SK Alexander (TX-35), Roger Barone (TX-3), and Mick Shoemaker, Jr. (OH-12) are the latest pledge signers running for Congress. These three individuals have made it clear that their campaign is focused on lowering spending and debt.

Mr. Alexander, hailing from five generations of Texans, told the Coalition:

“Money doesn’t grow on trees, and it’s irresponsible for Congress to ask Americans to continue footing the bill for a government that is addicted to spending money. As the next congressman from Texas’ 35th District, you have my commitment that I’ll do everything I can to hold back more spending and work to decrease the national debt.”

Mr. Shoemaker is a small-business owner and blue-collar worker, who previously worked as a government affairs professional, as well as on the Columbus City Schools Board of Education. He told us after signing:

“The national debt (almost $21 trillion) is unsustainable. The longer we wait before really attacking it, the less likely that anything will be done. Currently, 6 percent of the federal budget is earmarked for interest on the debt. The reality is the debt is attacking us.”

Roger Barone, who operates a global proprietary trading business, referenced the great Milton Friedman when he told us:

“No one spends other people’s money as wisely as they spend their own – ESPECIALLY POLITICIANS! That’s why I believe we must reduce federal spending AND debt.”

This simple commitment asks candidates not to vote for unbalanced budgets or for new spending that is not offset with cuts, and it’s been signed by stalwart leaders such as Rep Jody Hice (GA-10), Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1). We’re proud to have these three stand with us in our mission and would urge fellow candidates across the nation to follow their lead and go on the record to Reject the Debt!

You can see the hundreds of other pledge signers here.