AFP GA Condemns Debt Ceiling Vote without Spending Cuts

October 17, 2013

AFP Responds to Debt Ceiling Deal
Georgia director says deal a “disappointment” that continues dangerous overspending.

ATLANTA — The Georgia chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots, free-market organization, released a statement following the passage of a debt ceiling deal through the House and Senate.

Georgia State Director Virginia Galloway said:

“What a disappointment that a deal was reached with no new spending cuts attached. It appears Congress will continue to spend irresponsibly until future generations are hopelessly saddled with a debt burden they didn’t create. Hard-working Georgians deserve better management of their tax money and their government. Over the next few months, as the budget is revisited, our activists will be demanding better management, which includes real, responsible cuts to federal overspending and adherence to the Budget Control Act.”

AFP activists have been engaged in a years-long fight to get policymakers to curb dangerous overspending. In the past several days alone, tens of thousands of activists across Georgia and the nation have contacted their lawmakers to tell them to stop overspending.

AFP has advocated for setting spending levels at those previously established under the Budget Control Act, and for tying any increase in the debt ceiling to dollar-for-dollar spending cuts in order to rein in Washington’s continued overspending.

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