Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:30:25 +0000 – By Representative John Shadegg Republican, representing Arizona's 3rd District
Our parents and grandparents were part of what has been recognized as the "Greatest Generation." With sheer grit and unflinching will they conquered fascism, saved freedom, and put America on course to a level of prosperity never before seen. Through their efforts, they left us a legacy that even centuries from now, history will regard with awe.
The Democrats' budget proposal will double the national debt in five years and triple it in ten! Our nation's debt will increase to more than 82% of our nation's entire GDP by the last year of the budget. We are talking year after year of record spending, record taxes, and record deficits.
When Americans are feeling the squeeze of a painful recession and tightening their belts, this budget will squeeze them even tighter -- and it will take from, instead of providing for, generations to come.
It's time to stop mortgaging our children's future and time to start building them a better tomorrow. We cannot let history record that we were the "Reckless Generation."
The expansion of the federal government in this budget is shocking. Call your representatives in Congress today, and tell them to vote against this massive increase in spending and debt and put America on the road to recovery -- not bankruptcy.
Let me make it easy for you. Here's the number for the Congressional switchboard: (202) 224-3121