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December 10, 2013

It is imperative that Congress vote NO on legislation providing funds for fiscal year 2014 that exceeds $967 billion. We must take action to ensure our elected officials keep their promises to get spending under control.

Useful Talking Points

  • The “Ryan-Murray Deal” is bad for taxpayers. It increases Federal spending by another $1 trillion.
  • This deal violates the 2011 Budget Control Act previously agreed upon by Congress and the President. 
  • Congress must limit FY2014 discretionary spending levels to $967 billion, which keeps the sequester cuts in place, sticks to the Budget Control Act and returns to pre-stimulus levels.
  • Despite the Obama administration’s best effort to make the cuts “hurt,” nothing horrible resulted.
  • Congress should not “turn off” sequestration through a combination of tax increases and promises to cut spending even further in the future, as it did during the Fiscal Cliff deal in January.
  • Conservatives fought hard to get these spending caps enacted in the first place; we need to keep fighting to make sure Congress sticks to them.

Possible Tweets/Sharables on Social Media

  • I urge @rep_stevewomack to vote NO on legislation providing funds for FY14 that exceeds $967 billion.
  • I urge @SenMarkPryor to vote NO on legislation that provides funds for FY14 that exceeds $967 billion.
  • RT if u agree – irresponsible spending must end! Generations of Americans are counting on you @rep_stevewomack.
  • RT if u agree – irresponsible spending must end! Generations of Americans are counting on you @SenMarkPryor.
  • It’s time for #NoEmptyPromises. Stick to your promise to enforce the #BudgetControlAct @rep_stevewomack.
  • It’s time for #NoEmptyPromises. Stick to your promise to enforce the #BudgetControlAct. @SenMarkPryor
  • RT if u agree that Arkansans are tired of #emptypromises. Please stick to the #BudgetControlAct @rep_stevewomack.
  • RT if u agree that Arkansans are tired of #emptypromises. Please stick to the #BudgetControlAct @SenMarkPryor.
  • It’s high time to get spending under control. It’s not just an ethical issue. it’s a moral one too. @rep_stevewomack #NoEmptyPromises
  • It’s high time to get spending under control. It’s not just an ethical issue. It’s a moral one too. @SenMarkPryor #NoEmptyPromises

Who To Contact:

Congressman Steve Womack
(202) 225-4301
(479) 464-0446
Twitter: @rep_stevewomack
Email Form:  http://1.usa.gov/19zjQo3

Senator Mark Pryor
(202) 224-2353
(877) 259-9602
Twitter: @SenMarkPryor
Email Form: http://1.usa.gov/1buNXAh

 

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