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  • Pence: 'Freeze Federal Spending Immediately'


    Washington – Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, railed against government spending and lack of transparency at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing today at the Heritage Foundation.

    “We think it’s time the Democrats put our money where their mouth is,” he said. We’re advocating that congress freeze all federal spending immediately.”

    The Congressman spent the last week at townhall meetings throughout Indiana, drawing hundreds more people than he usually gets wherever he went. “The American people get it,” he said. “House Republicans get it. Enough is enough. After this long littany of banking bailouts and automitive bailouts, stimulus bills, and now tomorrow’s [$410 Billion omnibus budget] bill, I think the American people want to see this government hit the brakes and begin to practice fiscal discipline.”

    Pence also had strong words on the way the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats handled the passage of the Stimulus Bill, saying there were only twelve hours to pass the largest spending bill in American history.

    “The American people want their government to operate in broad daylight,” he said, going on to say that the promises President Obama campaigned on and the reality of his actions have galvanized his colleagues. “The issue of transparency is an issue that we’re going to continue to hammer in the next two years.”

    “I can tell you this: this is a new House Republican party. And the other side better get used to it.”

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    16 Responses to Pence: 'Freeze Federal Spending Immediately'

    1. Spiritof76, New Hamp says:

      Congressman Mike Spence, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing up to the madness of the Democrats in the US Congress and in the White House. Please continue to speak the truth about our Constitution, our founding principles and the American values. We are not SOCIALISTS.

      I am willing to send you what I can afford to support the American cause. It brings tears to my eyes when I see our values are being dragged through the mud and projected as though they were our enemies. Individual liberty is our soul.

    2. John Clancy, Wyandot says:

      What is happening in Washington and in too many offices in corporate America reflects the last 50 years of government schools and universities: there are no absolutes; one culture is as good as another; there are no standards; there is no right and wrong. We are destroying our roots. The branches cannot hold. What our founding fathers established and what our soldiers died for is coming undone. We need to look at our schools and universities before it is too late.

    3. Bill Caudill Minn says:

      Congressman Mike Pence would make one heckava GREAT President!

    4. sundcekid, Fairfield says:

      Spiritof76 said it better than I can and I agree wholeheartedly. We are not SOCIALISTS! Congressman Spence? Hit the breaks HARD on all of this mad spending! You have more support by the taxpayers than you may realize. It's time for our government to return to our Constitution and the principles that made America great for over two-hundred years.

    5. Edward Jarrett Granb says:

      This has reference to IRAs. Individuals over 70 1/2 have to draw out sums on money accept this year 2009. At the present stage of my account my interest is not adding up the the withdrawls, so my principal account is getting less each year.Please do away with the mandatory withdrawls . thanks

    6. Jo, Maryland says:

      Not sure this is a good idea. It assumes all current spending is equal in importance/wastefulness, will come off as too simplistic. As someone who is cutting back on household spending due to the economy, I know that all categories of expenditure can not/should not be frozen. For example, gas prices forced me to spend more on transportation and heating than last summer. Better to examine budget closely and cut waste, outmoded programs.

    7. liz, Omaha, NE says:

      It is time for the all the silent American people to stand up and be heard. We have been called "cowards" and "smelly tourists". We are being "trod upon". The President stated last night that there was "no Pork". How is he to be believed with a statement like that and just how stupid does he think we regular Americans are?

    8. Rita, Michigan says:

      Congressman Pence,

      Thank you very much for being a Republican is is standing for what Republicans should be standing for. May others begin standing on such principles or our freedoms will continue to erode, bit by bit.

    9. Marshall Hill MI. says:

      Here we have some real action on this group of,we

      can spend your money fast!This is being Responsible!

    10. ra,ohio says:

      Spirit of 76, WELL SAID !!

      Mike Pence for President, Sarah Palin for VP.

      John Boehner, are you listening ?

      Do you talk to Mike Pence ?

      Are you ready for the next election ?

    11. Jean, Bridgewater, M says:

      Whenever I hear complaints about the baby boomers swelling the roles of social security, I get a bit annoyed. Most of the baby boomers have been working since the age of 15-16 and money has been taken out of their checks to pay into the system. When the account was growing, if government had left it alone, not creating many social programs utilizing the funds from social security, the money would be there, having increased with interest.

      I am really tired of being blamed for the problems created by the elected officials who are living off the dole, traveling at our expense, and getting a pretty good health care benefit.

    12. Ken, California says:

      Before anyone gets too excited about Mike Pence, he needs to explain why he's okay with S. 160, to give a voting Congress member to the District of Columbia and in so doing, through The Constitution of The United States into the trash.

    13. Ken, California says:

      Please excuse the illiteracy above: meant to write "throw" the Constitution….into the trash.

    14. Jolene Atkins, Dalla says:

      Thank you, Congressman Pence. It is time the wild spending stop. The taxpayers would like to keep some of their money, please.

    15. David VanNorman Wi says:

      Cannot the people who voted this president in see what they have done in the name of change? we will be another Venezuela. The constitution means nothing to these people. Some how we have to stop this before it's too late. Our country is at stake. God help us.

    16. Sheila Byrne, Sacram says:

      The bread lines are growing, and the stores are shutting down. You can get a house for cheap, but you may not keep your job or your savings to pay for it. Do we all need to be broke just to assure Obama his one-party system. We need more people like Pence to speak up before it is too late. Americans know how to fight against tyranny. What's happened?

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