AFP-Co Responds to Initial Budget “Deal”

December 10, 2013

      AFP-Co Responds to Initial Budget “Deal”: 

A BROKEN PROMISE IS UNACCEPTABLE

Parker, CO – This morning Americans for Prosperity Colorado, the states’ foremost advocate for economic freedom, issued a statement as details of a budget deal from the Budget Conference Committee continue to emerge.

AFP Colorado State Director, Dustin Zvonek said,

“Two years ago, the bipartisan Budget Control Act that capped discretionary spending at $967 billion in the 2014 fiscal year was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. This was more than just a deal – it was a firm promise to the American people in response to their demands for fiscal responsibility.

“Not surprisingly, indicators coming from Washington suggest another backroom deal is in the works that would lead to Congress breaking yet another promise.

“The bottom line, from our standpoint, is that any ‘deal’ that exceeds the spending limits promised in the Budget Control Act, or reverses the sequestration cuts, is a ‘raw deal’ for taxpayers. Uncle Sam still has a Santa Claus-size belt that needs tightening, and now is not the time to reverse ground or surrender to insatiable spending interests.

Earlier this month, AFP launched a nationwide effort called No Empty Promises, which empowered free-market activists to make their voice heard at local town hall meetings, and take action via phone, email, and social media.

For further information or an interview, please contact Dustin Zvonek at DZvonek@afphq.org or 720.219.1451.

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