October 25, 2010

Racine TEA Party Release: Spending Revolt Bus Tour

Spending Revolt Bus Rolls Across Wisconsin
Mobile Activist Hub Stops in Racine, Lake Geneva, Dodgeville to Tackle Government Spending Crisis

A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office found that federal spending has risen a staggering 21.4 percent over the last two years, as the economy continues to struggle and nearly 15 million Americans remain jobless.  To raise awareness about this looming crisis, the Spending Revolt National Bus Tour has logged over 25,000 miles in the last three months, holding more than 200 rallies, town hall meetings, and bus signing events in 26 states.

On Thursday, Oct. 28, the red and blue emblazoned Spending Revolt Bus will roll through southern Wisconsin, holding rally and bus signing events in Racine, Lake Geneva, and Dodgeville.  Through events like these, the Spending Revolt coalition – made up of taxpayers, families, business owners, and policy organizations – is working to educate citizens about how mounting federal spending is jeopardizing America’s future, and engage them in taking action against this reckless spending. 

The federal government is currently spending $112,000 every second.  This amounts to $67 million in the 10 minutes needed to take a shower and more than $1 billion in the 162 minutes that the average American spends watching television each day.  The national debt has ballooned to more than $13 trillion, and America’s debt is now projected to surpass GDP by 2012 – placing the U.S. closer to the crushing debt load that has engulfed Greece.

America faces a severe spending crisis that is rapidly bankrupting our nation,” said a coalition statement.  “Current spending levels are unsustainable, irresponsible, and negligent – and show that Washington is failing in its responsibility to safeguard the people’s resources.  We need real, permanent, and immediate spending reform in Washington to protect the economic security of all Americans.  We will fight for the taxpayers of Wisconsin and across America to stop this reckless spending.”

            WHAT:           Spending Revolt National Bus Tour — Rally & Bus Signing Events
            WHEN &        Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
            WHERE:        Racine
                                     Monument Square, Main & 5th Streets, Racine, WI 53403
                                    *Speakers:   Tim Phillips, President, Americans for Prosperity
                                                          Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform                                                              Paul Kern, WRJN morning radio host
                                                          Dr. Traci Purath, neurologist

Visit Spending Revolt online at www.spendingrevolt.comSpending Revolt is a broad coalition of taxpayers, families, women, business owners, and policy organizations committed to real and permanent spending reform in Washington.  The coalition is composed of organizations such as Americans for Prosperity, The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), Concerned Women for America, the 60 Plus Association, and Americans for Tax Reform. 

Racine TEA Party Local Contacts:
Nancy Milholland 262-994-0894
Lora Halberstadt 262-939-0175

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