Bankrupting America Tells Washington to “Show Us Your Cuts!”

| February 12 2013

Bankrupting America Tells Washington to “Show Us Your Cuts!”

Arlington, Va. – In honor of Mardi Gras and the State of the Union address, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, between 8:00-9:30 a.m. Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, will hand out Mardi Gras beads and doughnuts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a simple message for Washington: “Show Us Your Cuts!

There’s been a lot of talk in Washington about a “balanced approach” to reduce the federal debt, but so far we’ve only seen tax hikes. Tomorrow night’s State of the Union address offers President Obama an opportunity to outline his specifics for cutting spending.

“We’ve heard a lot of empty rhetoric about reducing the debt, but we’ve seen very little action to get our spending under control,” said Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel. “Americans aren’t looking for another tax hike—they’re looking for their leaders in Washington to stop adding to the debt and agree on a long-term plan to spend our tax dollars responsibly.  That’s why we’re on Capitol Hill today telling Washington to ‘Show Us Your Cuts!’”

Join us on Twitter @BankruptingAM to tell Washington to #ShowUsYourCuts!

Like us on Facebook, and check our page tomorrow for pictures from our “Show Us Your Cuts!” event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“Show Us Your Cuts!” is an extension of the “Talk is Cheap, Overspending is Not” campaign Bankrupting America launched in January that aims to hold Washington’s leaders accountable for their promises to cut wasteful spending and get America’s federal debt under control.  The “Talk is Cheap” campaign featured ad takeovers of the Capitol South and Union Station metro stations in Washington, D.C., as well as a web video and Twitter hashtag, #TalkIsCheap.

BankruptingAmerica.org is an educational project of Public Notice, an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to providing facts and insight on the effects public policy has on Americans¹ financial well-being.

4 comments
Shalthous
Shalthous

Cant balance the budget! They get paid what 8 times min. wage and do less then half the work as a person who doesn't even have a job. All of you need to be fired with half the positions being cut and the pay reduced by at lest half. The government is the reason we are bankrupt their way to over paid. Not to mention all the money that goose to other countries when there's so many people in this country that need help. In all they need to focus on home and trim some of their major fat. As it stands we might as well have never revolted from England. Case and point wasn't the IRS supposed to be temporary?

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @Shalthous It's not just the elected officials, it's the millions of bureaucrats. The whole paradigm of government has changed over the last 100 years, slowly morphing into what de Tocqueville warned us about.

Shalthous
Shalthous

 @WesternFreePress Yep; like the postal services wondering why they have no money when they pay people over 20 dollars an hour or the tours of the white house 30 dollars an hour highest pay I've received is 9.87 and did allot more then walk and talk or get cold and wet.

WesternFreePress
WesternFreePress moderator

 @Shalthous Government should not be dong all this stuff. Let the market handle more, and more will work just fine.