My friend Erik Telford sent this on to me and I want to make sure you all see it. It is definitely worth participating in if you can:
New York Senator Chuck Schumer recently said that “the American people don’t really care” about the wasteful pork-barrel spending that is sinking us dangerously into debt, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has told critics to "get a life!”
It’s time to send a message to Senators Schumer and Reid that enough is enough! American citizens DO care, we DO have lives and families, and we’re fed up with policies that mortgage our futures and rob us of our economic liberties.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Heritage Foundation have launched a joint project called Stop Spending Our Future to provide average Americans with the opportunity to speak up and make their voices heard over the widespread outrage to record-breaking debt spending.
Visit www.StopSpendingOurFuture.org to speak up, make a difference, and maybe even stimulate your own economy by participating in one of our four contests with $5,000 in prize money.
As a result of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid so-called “stimulus,” your portion of the national debt increased by $9,400. All three have stated that they want the money spent as quickly as possible; creating a situation that is ripe for waste, fraud and abuse.
The government has already pledged more than $3.8 trillion in its attempt to solve this economic crisis, that’s more than the cost of World War II. As though that’s not enough, the government has committed to spend trillions more over the next few years, which will bring the grand total to a staggering $11.6 trillion in new spending. That’s more than 26 times the size of the New Deal.
We will not stop this spending spree with policy wonks and talking heads. It takes average Americans – just like you – to tell the stories of how this record spending and erosion of individual economic liberty will impact you, your family, and your children’s future.
Visit www.StopSpendingOurFuture.org and speak out!
P.S. The four contests include:
- Make a Video| What's your biggest frustration about the government's appetite for more spending in the midst of the tough economic climate? The top 5 submissions will each receive a prize in the amount of $500.
- Write a Letter | Explain how you feel about the debt via a letter that your child, grandchild, or great-grandchild will open 30 years from now? The top 5 submissions will each receive a prize in the amount of $250.
- Give It a Name| Convey the threat of government over-spending and/or excessive debt using 10 words or less. The single best idea-as voted on by visitors to this website-will receive $250 and be the basis for a new video.
- Spread the Word| Tell the story of the historic Taxpayer Tea Parties by submitting pictures or video from a Tea Party that you attended. The best entry will be selected for a prise of $1,000.