Friday, February 13, 2009

Foxx Calls Stimulus Bill "Generational Theft"

Foxx presents 11,000 NC signatures opposing stimulus to Congress
Petition calls for reining in stimulus spending & big government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) today joined Members of Congress and Americans for Prosperity to present more than 425,000 petition signatures to Congress, including 11,086 from North Carolina, in opposition to runaway government spending in the current stimulus package (you can download hi-res photos here).

“This stimulus bill is generational theft,” Foxx said at a Washington, DC press conference this afternoon. “Americans are hurting and Washington Democrats decide that government spending is the only answer despite calls to enact fast, job-creating tax cuts. Republicans have proposed an alternative that creates twice the jobs at half the cost.”

More than 425,000 Americans have signed a petition started by grassroots group Americans for Prosperity that urges Congress halt wasteful stimulus spending and the rampant growth of long-term national debt. Foxx joined Tim Phillips, president of AFP, and Congresswoman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, in presenting the signatures to Congress.

“Hundreds of thousands of Americans are making their voices heard,” Foxx said. “Instead of borrowing and spending our way to prosperity, they want us to take a responsible and balanced approach that gives meaningful tax cuts to small businesses and hard-working families.”

Congress is expected to begin debate on the final version of the stimulus package today. Final passage could come as early as Friday.

If you would like to schedule an interview with Congresswoman Foxx on the stimulus package please contact Aaron Groen at (202) 225-2071.

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