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Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility: Limiting the Growth of Runaway Government

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Over the years, the American people have grown weary of tax-and-spend politicians. Recent trends would suggest, however, that perhaps a bigger problem facing America and its fiscal security are the spend-and-tax politicians.

The federal government is too big, spends too much, and takes too much in taxes from hard-working Americans. Spending in most areas of the federal government is out of control and must be reigned in.

On the issue of working to cut excessive federal government spending, Jim Jordan put his words into action by proposing more spending cuts than any other member of Congress in 2007.

Jordan offered amendments to the nine non-defense spending bills that would have held budget growth to zero percent, essentially requiring federal agencies to live on the same budget they had last year.

These reductions in proposed spending would have saved taxpayers over $20 billion in the first year alone. Each of the amendments was defeated by majority Democrats.


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