Bankrupting America Tells Washington to “Show Us Your Cuts!”

February 11, 2013

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Bankrupting America Tells Washington to “Show Us Your Cuts!”

Arlington, Va. – In honor of Mardi Gras and the State of the Union address, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, between 8:00-9:30 a.m., Bankrupting America, a project ofPublic Notice, will hand out Mardi Gras beads and doughnuts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a simple message for Washington: “Show Us Your Cuts!”

There’s been a lot of talk in Washington about a “balanced approach” to reduce the federal debt, but so far we’ve only seen tax hikes. Tomorrow night’s State of the Union address offers President Obama an opportunity to outline his specifics for cutting spending.

“We’ve heard a lot of empty rhetoric about reducing the debt, but we’ve seen very little action to get our spending under control,” said Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel. “Americans aren’t looking for another tax hike—they’re looking for their leaders in Washington to stop adding to the debt and agree on a long-term plan to spend our tax dollars responsibly.  That’s why we’re going to Capitol Hill telling Washington to ‘Show Us Your Cuts!’”

Join us on Twitter @BankruptingAM to tell Washington to #ShowUsYourCuts!

Like us on Facebook, and check our page tomorrow for pictures from our “Show Us Your Cuts!” event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

“Show Us Your Cuts!” is an extension of the “Talk is Cheap, Overspending is Not” campaign Bankrupting America launched in January that aims to hold Washington’s leaders accountable for their promises to cut wasteful spending and get America’s federal debt under control.  The “Talk is Cheap” campaign featured ad takeovers of the Capitol South and Union Station metro stations in Washington, D.C., as well as a web video and Twitter hashtag, #TalkIsCheap.


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