AFP Statement on Budget Deal

October 17, 2013

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest grassroots advocate for economic freedom, issued a statement following passage in the Senate and House of a budget deal.

AFP President Tim Phillips said, “AFP has said all along that government spending must be set at levels previously agreed to in the Budget Control Act. We’ve also been clear that any increase in the debt limit must be tied to dollar-for-dollar spending cuts. The deal passed last night accomplishes neither of those. Instead, it allows the government to spend well beyond its means, and increases our borrowing limit without scrutinizing the wasteful spending that is putting us further into debt.”

For the past several years, AFP has consistently engaged citizens across the nation on the dangers of overspending.  In the past week alone, tens of thousands of those activists have contacted their lawmaker to tell them to rein in government spending.

“Washington politicians are being poor stewards of our tax dollars,” continued Phillips. “Our activists are more engaged than ever in this fight, and we intend to hold politicians accountable for their promise to stop overspending.”

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