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AFP Kansas Applauds Kansas Representatives for Supporting Cut, Cap, Balance Act

July 20, 2011

TOPEKA – Americans for Prosperity Kansas applauds Representatives Lynn Jenkins, Tim Huelskamp, Kevin Yoder, and Mike Pompeo for standing up to solve America’s debt crisis by voting “Yes” on H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act. The Cut, Cap, Balance Act directly addresses the nation’s staggering $14.3 trillion debt by immediately cutting spending, capping the federal budget and sending a strong balanced budget amendment to the states for ratification.

“Runaway spending has buried the United States Government in debt, causing us to hit our statutory ceiling at $14.3 trillion,” said James Valvo, Americans for Prosperity Director of Government Affairs. “It is time for Washington to rein it its out-of-control spending and implement real spending reforms. The Cut, Cap, Balance Act provides necessary fiscal restraint that would get America back on the path to prosperity.”

“Families and businesses alike in Kansas are tightening their belts and making tough choices to make ends meet, while Washington has continued to spend with no end in sight as if there are no limits,” said Derrick Sontag, Americans For Prosperity Kansas State Director. “I thank the Kansas Representatives for safeguarding the future of America and demanding Washington tighten its belt.”

Americans for Prosperity joined a huge coalition of conservative organizations that have pledged not to support a debt limit increase unless we Cut, Cap, and Balance the federal budget. The Cut, Cap, Balance plan requires substantial spending cuts in FY 2012, a statutory spending cap, and Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution as the minimum necessary preconditions to raising the debt limit. The ultimate goal is to get America back to a point where increases in the debt limit are no longer necessary.

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