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Nation's Largest Taxpayer Group Honors Broun with Taxpayers' Friend Award

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Location: Washington, DC

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently presented Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) with the 2011 "Taxpayers' Friend Award" for his outstanding pro-taxpayer voting record.

NTU Executive Vice President Pete Sepp & Rep. Paul Broun

"As our nation continues to confront challenges to a strong economic recovery, fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. has never been more important," NTU President Duane Parde said. "Fortunately, residents of Georgia's 10th Congressional District could count on Congressman Broun to whom National Taxpayers Union is proud to present a "Taxpayers' Friend Award.'"

The award is given to Representatives and Senators who achieve an "A" grade in NTU's annual Rating of Congress. The Rating, which is based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns a "Taxpayer Score" to each Member of Congress that indicates his or her support for reducing or controlling federal spending, taxes, debt, and regulation.

"If every Member of Congress voted as carefully as Congressman Broun, current and future generations of Americans could enjoy much lower taxes and a less wasteful government," Parde concluded. "Hard-working families in Georgia and across the nation owe Broun a debt of gratitude for his effort on their behalf. He has truly earned the title "Taxpayers' Friend.'"

In the latest Congress, 53 lawmakers attained scores sufficient for an "A" grade (a minimum score of 85 percent in the House and 90 percent the Senate) and therefore won the "Taxpayers' Friend Award." On the other hand, more than 200 Senators and Representatives were tagged with the title of "Big Spender" for posting "F" grades (20 percent or less in the House and 19 percent or less in the Senate). The 2011 Rating is available at

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