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Please Join Us for a: Cap Spending Now Rally – Wed. Fed 15th 2:00 PM

February 13, 2012 J


Spending Cap Rally/Press Conference
THIS Wednesday, Feb. 15th 2:00 PM
3rd Floor Rotunda of the MO State Capitol
Jefferson City, MO

Recently, the State House passed Representative Eric Burlison’s Bill HJR 43 calling for a Constitutional amendment to limit spending. The amendment now heads to the Senate. If passed by the Senate the amendment will go before Missouri voters in 2012.

The Missouri State House has taken a stand for fiscal responsibility and limited government. This amendment will require the state government to exercise spending restraint on all future MO budgets, just like Missouri families do every day.

The supporters of this amendment recognize that state government exists for the taxpayers, not the taxpayers for the government.

Confirmed Speakers:

Rep. Eric Burlison – House Bill Sponsor

Rep Tim Jones – Majority Leader

Sen. Brad Lager – State Senator

MO House votes to Cap future Missouri Spending

February 01, 2012 J

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members have approved a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that limits increases in state spending.

The measure would cap annual spending increases at 1.5 percent of the revenue collected in the previous year plus the rates of inflation and population change. Additional money would be used for debt and two state reserve funds. Eventually it would permit an income tax cut.

House members on Thursday approved the measure 105-54, which sends the proposal to the Senate.

Majority House Republicans say the spending limit is a priority. Supporters say it would make budget decisions more sustainable and soften the severity of cuts in tight years. Critics argue it would curtail lawmakers’ ability to make decisions.
Approval by the Legislature would put the measure to a statewide vote.

Cut Spending Now Stops in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

October 24, 2011 J

Group stops in Cape Girardeau to lobby for spending cuts
Sunday, October 16, 2011
By Erin Ragan ~ Southeast Missourian

Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway speaks to a crowd about cutting back government spending Friday, October 14, 2011 outside Drury Suites in Cape Girardeau. Hanaway spoke as part of the Cut Spending Now tour, a project of Americans for Prosperity.

Americans for Prosperity advocates ending spending on government programs that overlap, reforming the federal workforce, stopping bailouts and subsidies, ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, placing all federal welfare funds into block grants and giving control of the grants to states and giving citizens the control of a personal account into which their Social Security contributions are deposited.

Constitutional Conservatives Must Not Support McConnell Cut, Run and Hide Plan

July 15, 2011 J

The Founders drafted a Constitution that insisted on the separation of powers for a reason. They were inherently distrustful of unified power. That’s why we have both federal and state governments. It’s also why we have a Legislature vested with the power to make laws and an Executive to implement them. This week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell threatened that structure. He wants to allow President Obama to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants, unless two-thirds of Congress objects. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress “the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States,” not the President.

The voters did not send a single conservative to Washington D.C. in the 2010 Midterm Election so they could surrender more of Congress’s Constitutional power to enable the President to continue to borrow and spend to his heart’s desire.

Is Obama Crazy Enough to Hold Up Social Security Checks?

July 14, 2011 J

By Phil Kerpen

Published July 14, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Now Obama, more desperate than ever, is stepping up the absurd doomsday threats – raising the specter not only that he will choose not to make debt payments and precipitate a financial crisis if he doesn’t get his way – but that he will also refuse to allow scheduled Social Security checks to go out on August 3.

Read the rest at FoxNews.com Opinion.

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