Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jean Schmidt Recognized as Taxpayer Hero

From the release:
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has been recognized as a Taxpayer Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.

Schmidt’s voting record for the second session of the 111th Congress last year is “a true testament to your willingness to stand up for American taxpayers,” said Erica L. Gordon, director of policy & government affairs for the council.

“I look forward to continuing to work with you to increase transparency, minimize waste, permanently eliminate earmarks, and reduce the ever-growing national debt,” Gordon said in congratulating Schmidt.

“I am honored that the council has again named me a Taxpayer Hero,” Schmidt said. “I will continue to represent the conservative fiscal values of my constituents in Southern Ohio. We must reduce our national debt and stop deficit spending. Raising taxes isn’t the solution. I favor a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution so we don’t have similar problems in the future.”

According to the council, it “examined roll call votes to help identify which members of Congress stand up for the taxpayers’ interests and which fail to deliver on campaign promises of fiscal responsibility.”

Schmidt received a rating of 93 percent, which was higher than most other members of the House of Representatives, according to the council.

Congratulations to Congresswoman Jean Schmidt!!!!