1:09 pm CST - April 13, 2012
Posted under On The Record
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “We encourage all of Texas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign this critical pledge,” said Americans for Prosperity-Texas Director Peggy Venable, applauding U.S. Senate Candidate David Dewhurst for signing AFP’s Defending the American Dream Pledge.
“Government should be fiscally disciplined and not pose an unnecessary burden on the taxpayers, especially in this economic environment,” Venable said.
“I am proud to sign this pledge in support of principles I have believed in and fought for my entire life,” said Dewhurst.
“Limited government is essential to our freedom and in the United States Senate, I promise to work every day to lift the weight of government regulation and oversight and reduce spending, giving power back to the American people.”
Dewhurst joins more than 80 elected officials and candidates across Texas on the federal, state and local levels who are pledging to “support limiting spending growth to population growth plus inflation; creating Emergency and Budget Stabilization funds with excess tax revenue, and returning any tax dollars above the necessary amount back to the taxpayers through tax cuts; and requiring voter or legislative super majority approval for tax and spending increases.”
“Thanks to the leadership of these individuals who have pledged to protect the taxpayer’s interests, Texas has become the beacon of fiscal sanity in the United States. Good policies promote prosperity, as we have seen in our state,” said Venable.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity, believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans.
To see the full list of signers, click here.
For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org