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Rep. Charlie Dent Fails to Cut Spending, Could Spend More than Pelosi, Reid, and Obama Combined

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AFP Launches Pennsylvania Radio Campaign Urging Dent to Cut Spending Now

For Immediate Release – Thursday, November 17, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Stefano Stefano, jstefano@afphq.org, 610-207-7901

PITTSBURGH, PA – Americans for Prosperity, the premier free market grassroots mobilizing group, today launched a nationwide radio campaign targeting Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA-15) and other Congressional Republicans. Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, these powerful appropriators are failing to cut enough in the first minibus appropriations bill to prevent billions of dollars worth of spending increases.

“Pennsylvania’s taxpayers are tightening their belts and expect Congress to do the same, but Representative Charlie Dent is supporting an appropriations bill that could outspend Congress in the days when Pelosi ran the House,” said AFP-PA Spokesperson Jennifer Stefano. “Dent sits on the House Appropriations Committee, where he is responsible for determining how Congress allocates taxpayer dollars. Rather than cut spending as recommended by the House-passed Paul Ryan Budget, Rep. Dent is pushing spending even higher.”

The House and the Senate will be voting on the first in a series of appropriations packages this week which will fund various federal departments over the course of this year (FY2012). A number of House Republicans including Representative Dent are planning on passing a series of bills that will push spending levels higher than ever before.

“Pennsylvania’s taxpayers are tightening their belts and expect Congress to do the same. But now, Representative Charlie Dent is supporting an appropriations bill that could outspend the Nancy Pelosi-led Congress that was ousted for this very reason in 2010.” Stefano continued.

AFP’s radio campaign will air close to $50,000 in ads to put pressure on House Republicans on the Appropriations Committee in five states: Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It is accompanied by an earned media push, tele-townhalls, and calls-to-action to AFP’s membership.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.8 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation.

For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org.
Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

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