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Slade O’Brien: An Unacceptable Deal

December 12, 2013

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, opposes the 2014 budget deal before the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon.

Florida Director Slade O’Brien released the following statement:

“The Murray-Ryan budget proposal is a bad deal for our country and for Floridians.  The deal goes back on a promise Congress made just two years ago to keep spending levels capped, and once again pushes spending over one trillion dollars.  This deal moves our country backward, not forward, and trades increased spending now for empty promises to cut Medicare spending in ten years.  If Congress can’t keep a promise they made two years ago, why should we expect them to keep one ten years from now?

It’s no wonder Americans don’t trust Congress.  Today Florida’s delegation has the chance to show Floridians they can be trusted to keep their word and reign in Washington’s out-of-control spending problem. AFP-FL is watching and will be counting this vote towards our Congressional Scorecard and holding our elected officials accountable for their vote today.”

This week, AFP issued a key vote alert opposing any budget deal that exceeded $967 billion in spending.

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

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