Citizens Against Government Waste Call Don Manzullo “Taxpayer Hero”

Don Manzullo

That’s what the following press release from the 16th District Congressman says:

Rep. Manzullo Named “Taxpayer Hero” for
Voting to Cut Wasteful Government Spending

[WASHINGTON]  Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced he has been honored by a national taxpayer advocacy group for his votes to cut wasteful government spending and reduce the size of government.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) named Manzullo a “Taxpayer Hero” in its vote rankings for the 2009 Congressional legislative session. Citizens Against Government Waste is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

Manzullo was also honored earlier this year by

  • the National Taxpayers Union (highest ranking in Illinois Congressional Delegation) and
  • the American Conservative Union (scored 96 out of 100) for his efforts to cut spending and reduce the size of the federal government.

Since January of 2009, Manzullo has voted 281 times to reduce the size of the budget deficit by $1.43 trillion over the next 5 years. He has also voted 24 times against $1.87 trillion in new taxes.

“Congress and the President have to stop the excessive taxing and spending that are extending job losses and saddling our children and grandchildren with a huge debt they will never be able to pay,”

Manzullo said. “We need to start working with employers to enact policies that help them put Americans back to work instead of increasing their cost of doing business. We can’t spend our way out of this recession; we have to manufacture our way back to prosperity.”

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