[r91] Government Overspending Must Stop, say Behning, Frizzell (10/27/2010)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Start Date: 10/27/2010 All Day
End Date: 10/27/2010

State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) and Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) gathered today with others at the Indiana Statehouse to take a stand against extreme overspending by the federal government.

"According to the White House's own numbers, since World War II, government spending traditionally accounted for around one fifth percent, of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)," said Rep. Frizzell.

"Today, federal spending accounts for nearly one quarter-almost 25 percent-of GDP," he said.

"Federal debt is so large right now, the current cost of interest alone could pay for the new terminal at the Indianapolis International Airport roughly 185 times over," said Rep. Behning.

Today's speakers included House Republican Minority Leader Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Government Affairs Manager Mattie Corrao of American for Tax Reform and Vice President David Williams of Policy for Citizens Against Government Waste.

All speakers emphasized the idea of citizens standing up and supporting immediate spending reform in order to protect all taxpayers.

In September, the House Republican Caucus announced their legislative plan that incorporated the issue of "out-of-control spending" and "Standing up to Washington, D.C."

"I am glad that we are able to take a stand on this issue. We need to do it for our kids, and their kids. We can't keep passing this debt down to another generation," said Rep. Behning.

The Spending Revolt Tour is made up of a coalition of taxpayers, families, business owners and non-partisan policy organizations. So far, the Spending Revolt Bus has stopped in states across the country, from California to Maine. For more information, or to sign a petition to stop out- of-control spending in Congress, visit the organization's website at http://www.spendingrevolt.com/.