December 20th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement in support of a 74-day continuing resolution to keep the government funded until March 4th.
"Senate Republicans have forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats to acknowledge the elections. The omnibus ploy was insulting to the people and dangerous for our nation. Now the hard work of cutting the federal budget begins. The 74-day continuing resolution under consideration will give the next Congress the opportunity to actually make spending cuts to begin to bring our fiscal house into order in 2011 instead of continuing to kick the can.
"It is no longer Congress' job to borrow and spend billions of dollars it doesn't have. Now, its job is to cut spending and to find a way to reduce the national debt so that we can return to a sustainable path as a nation. That is what the American people voted for in November.
"As a nation, we must stop heaping new debt on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren. That is what the American people expect, and that is the standard they will hold their representatives to, whether they are Democrats or Republicans. The fiscal crisis that looms and the hard choices we face are shared by all Americans."