Don’t Forget: Spending Revolt Bus Tour, Today In Bismarck Tomorrow In Fargo

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The Spending Revolt bus tour is in North Dakota. They’re in Bismarck today (free lunch!) and in Fargo tomorrow!

Here’s where you can attend:

Bismarck:

ND State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Thursday August 19th
10:00am – 2:00pm

Fargo:

AM1100 Radio on Broadway Studios
64 Broadway
Fargo, ND
Friday August 20th
8am – 11am

Scheels
1551 45th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103
Friday August 20th
12pm – 2pm

We haven’t had many tea parties in North Dakota since last year. While this isn’t exactly a tea party, it’s a good opportunity to show up and make a difference.

Here’s the press release for the event:

The United States is in the midst of a massive spending crisis.

In the first 500 days of the current Administration, our national debt increased $2.2 trillion. We are adding a whopping $4.4 billion per day. And the federal government continues to spend at a rate of $112,000 per SECOND!

This rate of spending is irresponsible and unsustainable. It limits our economic growth and our ability to create new jobs. If we allow our elected officials to continue their spend first, pay later habits, we will face higher taxes, a higher cost of living, and a stagnant economy. And our children may never know the American dream.

President Reagan recognized that real and sustainable change must originate with American citizens. He harnessed the voices of individuals to transform government policy.

The Spending Revolt coalition seeks to permanently transform government spending through individual activism. Families across the country have been forced to make tough economic decisions. It is time our elected officials did the same.

SpendingRevolt.com is a broad coalition of taxpayers, business owners, women, families and policy organizations focused on breaking the cycle of spending dependency in Washington. By returning to the average rate of federal spending we sustained throughout the 1980s and 1990s (roughly 20 percent of GDP), we can get our fiscal house in order, balance the budget and most importantly ensure a financially sound future for all of us. By tightening the purse strings, we will also ensure government programs work more efficiently and effectively.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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