We are pleased to announce that Troy Ratterree and Veronica Birkenstock, running for Congress in the 6th and 26th Congressional Districts of Texas, respectively, have officially signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to cut spending and debt. The pledge stipulates that they will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.
Mr. Ratterree, a small business owner for nearly 40 years, joins candidates and elected officials from around the country, including Rep. Jason Lewis (MN-2), Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1).
Upon signing, Ratterree frankly told the Coalition:
“We must stop borrowing from my grandchildren.”
Mrs. Birkenstock is also a small business owner and entrepreneur. After signing the pledge, she explained to us:
“We must learn to live within our means. Not to do so, is irresponsible.”
As the 2018 midterm elections in Texas–and around the country–draw closer, 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. We commend these two signers, as well as the hundreds of other candidates and elected officials, who have pledged to address this growing issue.
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