February 18th, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement urging members of the House to approve a proposal by Rep. Jim Jordan to cut another $20 billion from the budget:
"Rep. Jordan's proposal for an additional $20 billion in spending cuts improves upon the continuing resolution. It will keep to Pledge to America to 'roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels' by ensuring that all agencies operate at FY 2008 levels. And the amendment would bring the total cuts for the bill up to about $80 billion from current spending levels. We urge all members to support it.
"With a national debt of $14 trillion that cannot be repaid, and a $1.65 trillion budget deficit that cannot be balanced, House Republicans must aggressively make the largest amount of cuts as possible. A vote against the Jordan amendment is a vote against fiscal responsibility, and it is a vote against keeping the Pledge to America."