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Press Release: Sali Votes Against $700 Billion Bailout Plan

September 29th, 2008 by Halli

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After repeated meetings with White House and Treasury officials, financial experts and colleagues, Congressman Bill Sali joined a bipartisan majority of lawmakers to defeat a bill that would have used $700 billion in taxpayer money to bailout Wall Street investors who made bad investment choices.

“The American people have spoken loud and clear and, for a change, their voices were heard,” said Sali. “Now it’s up to Congress to come up with a real solution to our financial and economic problems. We need a solution that does not jeopardize taxpayers and doesn’t change the relationship of the government with businesses. I’m working with a bipartisan coalition of legislators to put that plan together, and I am confident that with we will be successful. Thankfully, advocates of today’s failed legislation were unsuccessful in convincing a majority of House members that a massive bail out is the only course of action to take.”

“This measure would have exploded our national debt by hundreds of billions of dollars and yet it fails to address the underlying problems that gave rise to our current financial woes,” said Sali.

The Congressman also noted that the defeated measure would have put the federal government in the unconstitutional position of being an investor in major financial firms. “Once we start down this road, we establish the precedent of putting Uncle Sam in the position of choosing winners and losers in the private sector, and that marks a complete departure from our incredibly productive private market-based economy,” said Sali. “We need to do the right thing for our kids and our grandkids. This plan didn’t get us there.”

Sali said he believes Congress needs to provide solutions to get the credit markets settled down and should work immediately to create a business climate that is conducive to long-term economic growth.

“If you look at the airlines, they’re not failing because of the credit crisis. They’re failing because of the energy crisis. We need to do some things to grow the economy. We need to get an energy plan that includes more American crude oil exploration and production. We need to lower taxes. And we need to eliminate cumbersome federal regulations,” Sali said.

Toi help solve the credit crisis, Sali has advocated reducing or eliminating certain taxes for private investors who buy troubled investments and is working with other Members of Congress to implement the recommendations of William Isaac, the former chairman of the FDIC, into legislation. Isaac’s proposals would stabilize the banking industry by solving the credit crunch that banks are feeling. That is something the Paulson plan failed to do.

Among Isaac’s suggestions:

* Congress should act quickly to give the FDIC authority to use “net worth certificates” similar to what was enacted in the 1980s for the savings and loan industry. This will give banks with troubled assets – that are otherwise sound – time to resolve these assets and will not require any subsidy or cash outlay by the taxpayers.
* The SEC should immidiately rescind its rules requiring use of mark-to-market rules for as long as there is no meaningful market for mortgage-backed securities. In the interim, fair value accounting should be used.
* The FDIC should use its existing authority to protect all general creditors in bank failures during the period of instability. This will help avaoid any runs on banks.

“Bill Isaac is on the right track, and in our rush to address this issue we are ignoring the wise counsel he and others are providing. We are moving too fast and in the wrong direction with this vote,” Sali concluded.

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Guest Post: Former Abortionist Confronts Capitol Hill

September 26th, 2008 by Halli

From David Ripley, Idaho Chooses Life

CNS News.Com is carrying a powerful story about Dr. Anthony Levatino, an Ob-GYN who once performed abortions. Today he is working with Father Frank Pavone (Priests for Life) in trying to persuade Congress to abandon its support for legal abortion.

He bases his case on hard personal experience:

After years of trying to get pregnant, he and his wife finally did — about a month after they had chosen to adopt. He calls himself blessed by the fact that they now had two children, just ten months apart. One day the little boy ran across the street, and his sister ran to stop him. She was killed by a passing car.

“If you haven’t gone through that kind of tragedy, you don’t have a clue. You may think can imagine it, but trust me: You have no idea what it’s like to lose a child, in any way.”

“What do you do after a tragedy? You mourn for awhile and you try to get back into your routine. I don’t know how long after her death I had to do my first D&E abortion. I remember reaching in and literally ripping out an arm or a leg and looking at it in the clamp and I got sick…. I soldiered on and finished that abortion”.

But, according to the article, “something had changed”.

Dr. Levatino goes on to tell his story:

“For the first time in my life I really looked at that pile of goo at the side of the table, and all of a sudden I didn’t see her wonderful right to choose, and I didn’t see the $600 wad of cash I made in 15 minutes. And I couldn’t think about what a great doctor I was because I took care of her problem.“All I could see was somebody’s son or daughter.”

We pray that his powerful and simple presentation of truth might melt the hearts of those men and women charged with protecting the lives of all Americans – born and preborn.

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Sali: President’s Speech Did Not Answer Key Questions

September 24th, 2008 by Halli

(Eds: Congressman Sali is scheduled to appear on the “Money for Breakfast” program on the Fox Business Network on Thursday morning.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Sali released this statement after President Bush’s speech to the nation on the current financial crisis:

“Over the past eight years President Bush has succeeded in enacting substantial tax reduction policies that have helped generate tremendous economic growth. While there have been naysayers, our experience has proven him correct. Unfortunately, this time, the naysayers are not his political opponents, but a nearly unanimous American public. Their essential question is legitimate: If the ‘troubled investments’ are not good for the markets, how can they be good for taxpayers? I don’t believe the President said anything tonight that addressed that fundamental question.

“To complicate matters, Congress is deeply divided on what to do and perhaps even whether anything even needs to be done. Every member of Congress has received the full spectrum of opinion from banks, CEO’s and other experts. The President said nothing tonight that was different from – or any more persuasive than – what Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke have been saying for the last week. The President’s speech may have the unintended effect of actually further dividing Congress.

“What is now fairly the President’s plan would give unprecedented reach of the federal government into the private sector. It would cost the taxpayers untold hundreds of billions of dollars. As has been expressed by the Treasury department the $700 billion dollar figure is more conjectural than firm.

“At a time when our national debt is well over $9 trillion, Americans are right to resist encumbering their families and companies they work for with vast new debt. In my view the President had already lost this battle for public sentiment long before he went on the air tonight.

“If Chairman Bernanke, Secretary Paulson and now the President are ultimately proven right by the collapse of our financial markets, the public will hold them all to blame for their failure to lead in a manner and in a timeframe that could have headed off that collapse. May God spare us from that tragedy. In the mean time I will continue to work with other members of Congrees to find creative, market-oriented solutions that will stabilize our financial system and encourage investor confidence.”

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Guest Post: Left Beginning to Concede Sali Race?

September 23rd, 2008 by Halli

From Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance

Polling data done for the uber-left Daily Kos website shows Rep. Bill Sali up over his challenger Walt Minnick by a 46%-35% margin. These are discouraging numbers for the left, for the poll was taken after Minnick had done extensive and expensive advertising and before Sali had aired his first television commercial. Sali’s advantage is well outside the poll’s margin of error (4.5%).

The Democrats realize that this election, Sali’s first re-election bid, likely represents their best and perhaps last chance to unseat the staunch conservative. If Sali wins this election, he likely can stay in Washington, D.C. as long as he wants to, a dismal prospect for the big government, higher taxes crowd.

Even the Kos is forced to admit sadly that the polling data “suggests Sali has the better odds” and that the race for Minnick “remains uphill.” The results, says the Kos, also may reflect the Palin effect, whose choice as Sen. McCain’s running mate “has the potential to reinvigorate” Sali’s supporters.

RealClearPolitics says the polling data suggests that “Idaho Rep. Bill Sali could be cruising toward a second” term. RealClear notes that party strategists in D.C. are giving Minnick an “inordinate amount of attention,” but suggests that their optimism about Minnick’s chances “may be a case of irrational exuberance.”

It goes without saying that both campaigns will run full tilt, as they both must and should, right up until Nov. 4. But the polling results will certainly energize Sali supporters for the remaining weeks of the campaign and be dispiriting to the Minnick camp.

Senate race

The senatorial race appears to be leaning decisively in Lt. Gov. Jim Risch’s direction. The Kos poll puts Risch at 56%, Democratic challenger Larry LaRocco at 33% and independent Rex Rammell at 3%. (An August poll conducted by Greg Smith and Associates showed Rammell’s support at 10%). Risch’s favorables are quite high, with 68% of Idahoans sharing a “favorable” or “very favorable” view of him, while LaRocco’s unfavorables are an alarmingly high 55%.

Presidential race

In the presidential race, McCain leads Obama by a huge 62%-33% margin, which the Kos says is an indication that “Palin has definitely fired up the wingnut base in Idaho.” The fact that the Kos calls 62% of Idahoans “wingnuts” when they in fact represent the view of mainstream Gem Staters is simply a reflection of how out of alignment the left is with ordinary American and Idaho values.

The bottom line analysis of Idaho races (including Sali’s) by the Kos: “Our guess is that the margins soften a little between here and November. But we don’t see at this point what would change them dramatically.”

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Guest Post: Tracing the Roots of the Current Financial Mess

September 23rd, 2008 by Halli

By Richard Larsen

Last month Bear Stearns collapsed. This last week the 170 year-old Lehman Brothers did, while Bank of America saved Merrill Lynch from a similar fate. Morgan Stanley and Wachovia are in talks to prevent collapse of their firms. Washington Mutual has been brought to the precipice of illiquidity. AIG (American International Group) has been essentially bought by all of us, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the largest underwriters of mortgages in the country were similarly saved by the Feds (us). In short, the entire financial landscape is in the process of being restructured.

It’s important to know the origins of the current mortgage market meltdown and the role the Federal Government has had in this collapse. Let’s look at the root causes from a historical perspective.

Tracing the roots of the current milieu we must go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA). This Federal law intimidated lenders into offering credit throughout their entire market and discouraged them from restricting their credit services to low-risk markets, a practice sometimes called redlining. Banks were thereafter required to submit regular reports proving that they were not avoiding home lending in impoverished regions. This started the process that has peaked over the past few years of lending with little proof of ability to pay. Lenders were willing to make creative interest-only loans, high-risk “no doc” and “liar loans,” in order to allow people to buy more housing than they could afford. We have come to know these loans as “sub-prime,” or loans issued with much higher recognition of risk. Some economists point to the CRA as a contributing factor to the savings and loan meltdown of the 1980s as they experienced the interest rate squeeze of paying higher and higher interest rates on deposits in order to have the assets to write illiquid long-term mortgages.

In 1992, Boston’s Federal Reserve funded a study that resulted in increased pressure on banks to fund mortgages that, on paper, should not have been funded. It increased the regulation of the mortgage market to the point where four government agencies were monitoring banking activities relative to CRA demands. A ranking system was put into place where financial institutions were rated based on CRA lending, and the penalties could be stiff against banks whose CRA rating declined. The data and analysis of that research was later discredited.

In 1994 then Attorney General Janet Reno declared they were going to aggressively pursue lending institutions not in full compliance with the CRA.

At Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage giants, the temptation to augment earnings reports through expanding sub-prime lending was just too great. Company leaders bragged in internal memos about their expansion into the sub-prime business, essentially erasing the lines of demarcation with “conforming” loans, those which ostensibly fall within what had been the higher lending standards of the two GSEs (government sponsored enterprises).

Jim Johnson, CEO of Fannie Mae, resigned in 1999 under a cloud of suspicion over accounting irregularities. Franklin Raines replaced him and proceeded to “cook the books” even more. Through questionable accounting and questionable funding of sub-prime loans the company’s stock climbed, netting him a cool $100 million payout by the time he left in 2005 under an ethical cloud. Meanwhile, his company was levied a $400 million fine by the SEC for their fraudulent bookkeeping and risk management. There is a political component to this part of the historical timeline, as Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson are now economic advisors for the Obama campaign.

Also in 1999, Congress repealed the law that established a line between commercial and investment banks. This meant bad investments by banks could jeopardize depositors

In 2003 the present administration attempted a reform of government involvement in the mortgage industry. That attempt failed. An attempt was made again in 2005 with John McCain partnering with three other senators to do the same thing. That attempt failed in part because of massive contributions from Fannie Mae to senators’ reelection campaigns. The top recipients of those funds were Chris Dodd and Barack Obama.

What we see now in financial markets, is the market working properly. It is taking out the excesses built into the mortgage market and the investment banks and other financial entities that leveraged heavily into those markets. The casualties have been significant, and there may be more to follow. The most disturbing part of all this is how the Federal Reserve has stepped in along with the Treasury Department, to bail out most of these institutions at the tax-payers expense. Some of the guarantees by the Feds may be repaid, like the $85 billion bridge-loan established for AIG, with an 11.5% interest rate on the loan (that is if they can survive), but the establishment of a Resolution Trust Corporation type buyout of illiquid mortgage securities by the Feds at $.70 on the dollar will likely not be.

If we can look at the lighter side of this mess, the assets now owned by the Feds should probably be named “Securitized Housing Investment Trust.” It would make for a perfect acronym.

In short, the government created the problem by socially engineering the lending process and pushed lenders too far to make mortgages to too many and for too much. The foolhardy governmental mortgage lending policies have brought our financial industry’s “chickens home to roost.” As the Investor’s Business Daily observes, the law of unintended consequences of government policy is now fully manifest. And now the clarion calls for increased regulation are reaching a crescendo among all the political players.
What we need is more accountability of government, not more regulation of the markets who are already over-regulated and are doing precisely what the government has been telling them to do for thirty years. After all, it’s Congress that wrote the banking rules creating this mess.

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Press Release: Sali Votes for Second Amendment Bill – Measure Advances to Senate

September 18th, 2008 by Halli

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho Congressman Bill Sali voted today in support of a bipartisan bill, containing language which he cosponsored, that reaffirms the Second Amendment rights of Washington, D.C. residents and, thereby, all Americans. The measure passed the House 266-152 and now moves to the Senate for further action.

“This is a victory not only for the law-abiding citizens of the nation’s capital but for all Americans,” Sali said. “An injustice for the residents of D.C. truly is an injustice for our whole country, and today’s vote sends a strong message that the Congress of the United States will take action to uphold the Second Amendment of our Constitution. And it is especially fitting that on Constitution Day, Congress has taken a step to defend the Constitution and the rights guaranteed by that great document 221 years ago.

“At the same time, it is a shame it literally takes an act of Congress to get the Washington, D.C. City Council to do the right thing and follow the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the clear meaning of the U.S. Constitution. The District of Columbia’s continued ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment and disregards the court’s ruling,” said Sali.

The House passed a rewritten version of H.R. 6842, the National Capital Security and Safety Act. The text of that bill was replaced with the text of H.R. 6691, the Second Amendment Enforcement Act, a bill Sali cosponsored.

Provisions in H.R. 6691 include:
Repeal D.C. ban on semiautomatic pistols
Restore right of self-defense at home by repealing the draconian trigger lock requirements
Reform registration requirements
Allow D.C. residents to purchase handguns

“After 30 years, it’s time for Washington, D.C. residents to have the same rights that Idahoans enjoy – the ability to protect their families, homes and property, as well to participate in hunting and other recreational shooting activities,” Sali concluded.

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Press Release: Sali – Rhetoric Won’t Relieve Idahoans Pain at the Pump

September 17th, 2008 by Halli

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Sali today criticized House Democrats for passing sham energy legislation that does nothing to provide relief to Americans hit hard by high fuel prices.

Less than 24 hours after the nearly 300-page bill was filed, the House considered H.R. 6899, the inaccurately-named Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act.

“Under the guise of a comprehensive plan, the Democrats today offered no solutions to increase American production of oil. The Democrats claims they will open up the Offshore Continental Shelf to oil and natural gas production but they do exactly the opposite. This bill will lock up all but 2.7 percent of oil resources off the West Coast,” said Sali.

“One of the biggest issues for the folks back home is the price of gas at the pump and the cost of food whose production and distribution is energy-dependent. This phony energy bill does nothing to lower that price. Just like Grape Nuts cereal is neither grapes nor nuts, this legislation is neither comprehensive nor does it protect consumers.

“People in Idaho and across this country are tired of rhetoric and tired of Congress failing to get its job done. Gas to drive the kids to school and extracurricular activities doesn’t magically appear in gas pumps. We fuel our cars and trucks and heat our homes and businesses because hard working men and women take risks, drill for oil, refine it, store it, ship it and then sell it to individual consumers. We need more of it – a lot more – now.

“The Democrats ‘no-energy’ bill claims to help Americans but in reality, highlights of this bill include no expansion of nuclear power, no development of clean coal and coal-to-liquid technologies, no oil shale exploration, no new refineries and no lawsuit reforms,” Sali concluded.

Sali submitted three amendments to the Rules committee for consideration during debate today. But the Democrats decided that no amendments would be allowed during debate on their bill.

“We have been shut out of this process today and even with amendments piled a foot high the Democrats refused to take a vote on any of them,” said Sali.

Sali submitted the following three amendments:
The Family Energy Relief Act (FERA) of 2008 which will provide American taxpayers with a tax credit of $1,000 for couples, $500 for individuals and $250 per dependent.
Two year funding (2008 and 2009) of Secure Rural Schools, which Congress has yet to pass even though the funding is vital for Idaho’s rural schools, highway districts and counties.
Education funding for science and technology. As a policy we must maintain the human capital needed to preserve and foster the economic, energy, and mineral resources security of the United States. The Science and Technology programs that produce human capital needed for the energy and mineral resources security of the United States are national assets and shall be assisted with Federal funds to ensure their continued health and existence.
“It’s time to make things right with the American people. Congress got us into this mess and it’s high time we acted to address this energy crisis head on. We need all the energy we can get from every source possible. America demands a real energy solution and this bill is not that it,” concluded Sali.

H.R. 6899 passed by a vote of 236-189 and now awaits action in the Senate.

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Guest Post: Statesman Newspaper’s Woes Deepen

September 17th, 2008 by Halli

From Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance

(Halli says: Very similar woes seem to be plaguing the Idaho Falls newspaper as well.)

The Idaho Statesman continues to hemorrhage red ink while trying to stay alive by reducing its outlay for black ink. The situation has gotten so bad at the Statesman that its editor, Mi-Ai Parrish, actually took to the editorial page today to lament the failing fortunes of Idaho’s largest newspaper.

The Statesman will lay off another 5 percent of its workforce, including stripping six jobs from its newsroom. Readers will have already noticed a rapidly thinning newspaper and reporters writing on matters outside their normal beat as the news staff is spread more thinly virtually by the day.

Advertising revenue has taken a precipitous plunge in the newspaper business in general over the last several years as business owners increasingly realize that consumers are fleeing Old Media outlets and relying on electronically delivered sources of information.

Further, the unrepentant and relentless left-leaning tilt of the Statesman’s editorial staff has consistently alienated one-half or more of its potential readership. I have had countless people tell me they have canceled their subscriptions simply because the Statesman’s slant is so obviously biased against conservatives.

For conservatives, the Statesman long ago became more a source of agitation than information.

Michael Jordan was regularly pressed by Democrats to take public positions on controversial political issues. He consistently refused. Why, he was asked? It’s quite simple, he said, “Republicans buy shoes too.” He was too shrewd a businessman to alienate one-half of his customer base.

The Statesman, by failing to promote balance and fairness in its news coverage, and failing to show respect for conservative views, has so offended the majority of the newspaper-buying public in the Treasure Valley that it is perhaps digging its own grave as we speak.

McClatchy, Statesman lay off more workers as advertising sags

Mi-Ai Parrish: In challenging times, we’re focusing on the future | Opinion | Idaho Statesman

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Guest Post: Boise City Attorneys Target Another Victim

September 16th, 2008 by Halli

From Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance

Count Dave Ferdinand as another victim of the grinding maw of the Boise City Attorney’s office. Ferdinand happens, perhaps not coincidentally, to be a conservative Republican as well as a Canyon County commissioner.

With at least 31 full-time attorneys and a $490 million budget, the city has the resources to create considerable mischief and pervert justice in the process.

Ferdinand was prosecuted by the city for having a hand-gun in his carry-on luggage. His first trial, recently concluded, ended in a hung jury. The jury was hung by a lone hero juror – Kisha Majors – who, after listening to testimony, was convinced that charges should never have been brought in the first place.

Ferdinand had placed the gun, which he carried for self-protection, in an inside pocket of his luggage for a trip to McCall the previous week, placing it in a rarely-used pocket to prevent his grandchildren from inadvertently finding it. He simply forgot it was there.

But the legal bureaucrats in Boise’s city hall trudge on, and will spend who knows how many more thousands of taxpayer dollars to prosecute Ferdinand again. The new trial has been scheduled for Dec. 12.

Ferdinand has already been forced to spend north of $10,000 to defend himself against a bogus misdemeanor charge. His only other option was to plead guilty to something he did not do – “knowingly” trying to sneak a gun onto a plane -, accept one year of probation and forfeit his Second Amendment rights in the meantime.

The law under which Ferdinand was prosecuted explicitly requires that the defendant “knowingly” try to bring a hand-gun into a secure area of the airport. But according to Ms. Majors, in actuality not one of the six jurors believed that Ferdinand intended to sneak a gun on the plane; all of them believed it was a simple oversight on his part and that he had not done it on purpose.

They were talked into a “guilty” vote by the city prosecutor who somehow convinced them he was guilty just because he owned the gun and that his intent was irrelevant. The prosecutor even tried to keep the judge from giving the jury any instructions regarding the issue of intent.

Ms. Majors agrees with Boise police, and with Ferdinand himself, that he was “neglectful,” but correctly said “that’s not what we were there to decide. There wasn’t any evidence that he knew.”

Since the law requires intent for there to be a violation, Ferdinand plainly was not guilty of violating this law.

Even the Boise police report called it “an honest mistake” and let Ferdinand board the plane after taking possession of his gun.

Unfortunately for Mr. Ferdinand, justice does not seem to be high on the list of priorities for the attorneys who work for the city of Boise.

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Press Release: 110th Congress in review – Sali Keeps Fiscal Responsibility Promises to Idahoans

September 16th, 2008 by Halli

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report issued by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) says Congressman Bill Sali has voted against more than a trillion dollars in spending while still supporting the nation’s military and veterans.

Sali requested the CRS report as a way of evaluating the fiscal affect of House Appropriations legislation during the 110th Congress. The report says that Sali has voted against $1.16 trillion in federal appropriations spending, while voting for $835 billion in appropriations for defense, military construction and America’s veterans.

“Two years ago I pledged to my constituents that I would vote against bloated federal spending. I’ve taken each spending request one at a time, trying to vote based on what’s best for our kids and grandkids. I had no idea that, totaled up, those ‘no’ votes would be more than a trillion dollars,” said Sali. “If we’re ever going to end deficit spending and balance the budget, we’re going to have to make tough choices, and that means voting no on out-of-control spending by Congress.”

The first bill Sali co-sponsored after taking office in 2007 was H.J.Res 1, the Balanced Budget Amendment.

“The national debt is over nine trillion dollars an estimated increase of more than $600 billion this year. It is immoral to saddle our children and grandchildren with the kind of debt. They will have no real hope of paying it off in their lifetimes. What’s worse, the spending priorities in Congress are totally out of whack. Too much of that debt was wasted on bloated programs that just don’t deliver the kind of results we would want. Having seen first-hand the way Washington mismanages the taxpayers’ money, my commitment to reigning in federal spending is even stronger than it was when I took the oath of office in January 2007. My votes will continue to reflect Idaho values that oppose big government, wasteful spending and the higher taxes and deficit spending used to pay for it all,” said the Congressman.

“In truth, some of the appropriations bills I have opposed contain spending that I would support. But they include problem spending that are just waste and poorly managed and duplicative programs. We can’t just keep passing spending bills that reflect no serious effort to restrain spending and bring the budget into balance,” Sali concluded.

Sali’s fiscal leadership has been recognized by many groups. Sali has been named a Taxpayer Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste in recognition for his votes against wasteful government programs and spending. This Congress Sali’s spending consciousness has also been praised by the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Taxpayers Union, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Tax Reform.

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