Monday, February 23, 2009

Blunt Wants Spending Freeze

"We can start this week"
Congressman Roy Blunt said he supports President Obama's intention to cut the deficit in half by the end of his term -- and said the best way to get started is by freezing government spending.
"During these trying economic times, American families are making tough decisions about their budgets. It’s time the federal government exercises that same level of discipline. With a little effort, we can fund every necessary program without requesting already strapped taxpayers to foot the bill for government excess," Blunt said in a statement. "We can start this week. The Congressional majority’s leadership is bringing forth a massive spending bill that contains the largest increase in discretionary spending in the last three decades, aside from a brief increase to help recovery efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rather than cramming another massive taxpayer funded bill through Congress, it is time that we do our jobs and make the tough decisions necessary to right our economic ship. Pulling the vote on the omnibus appropriations spending bill and passing a spending freeze is a good place to start," Blunt said.

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