Government Spending

Club for Growth Opposes GOP’s Proposed Consumer Tax

Doug Sachtleben - January 24th, 2017

“Pro-growth tax reform is not creating a new middle-class consumer tax to take the place of high corporate taxes.”

 Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published comments by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on the border adjustment provision in the House Republicans’ tax reform plan:

“Pro-growth tax reform is not creating a new middle-class consumer tax to take the place of high corporate tax rates,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “There is no budget rule that requires Congress to raise one tax when it cuts another. House Republicans are already threatening to sacrifice pro-growth tax reform on the canard of revenue neutrality. Instead of trading one tax for another, the GOP needs to focus on cutting rates, and cutting spending and the size of government to match.”

Club for Growth Supports Expediting Environmental Reviews

Doug Sachtleben - January 24th, 2017

“President Trump’s order will reduce the cost of government actions and help reduce the deficit.”

 Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President Trump’s signing of an order aimed at expediting environmental reviews and approvals for infrastructure projects:

“President Trump’s order to speed up environmental reviews and approvals for infrastructure projects is a crucial first step in bringing sanity and efficiency to government projects,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Accelerating reviews that have been burdensome and often unnecessary is pro-growth because it will reduce the cost of government actions and help reduce the deficit. Under Obama, liberal special interests and Washington bureaucrats made an art out of gaming the regulatory system to stall projects and drive up costs borne by taxpayers. Today’s action puts a first, much-needed stake in the heart of Washington’s beloved regulatory state.”

Go Big

Doug Sachtleben - January 19th, 2017

Could we finally see dramatic cuts in federal spending? According to published reports, key members of the Trump transition team are preparing a blueprint to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over ten years. The plan includes privatizing public television, and eliminating programs like the National Endowment for the Arts, along with other major department cuts.

Congressional Republicans need to grab this proposal and run with it. They have a prime opportunity to reverse the trajectory of the massive federal expansion that’s been happening for years in Washington.

Club for Growth Applauds Senate GOP for Preserving Earmark Ban

Doug Sachtleben - January 11th, 2017

“Senate Republicans did the right thing today, and Senator Flake deserves credit for pushing the issue.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published reports that Senate Republicans voted to continue their ban on earmarks:

“House Republicans should take a cue from their Senate counterparts on earmarks,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Senate Republicans did the right thing today by extending the ban on earmarks, and Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) deserves credit for pushing the issue. Now, House Republicans should do the same: Keep the ban on earmarks.”

Club for Growth Applauds Choice of Mulvaney to Head OMB

Doug Sachtleben - December 17th, 2016

“Mick Mulvaney is a leader among economic conservatives, and his selection is a major victory for taxpayers.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

“The days of the White House producing massive, ridiculous budgets that are dead on arrival on Capitol Hill are over,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Mick Mulvaney is a leader among economic conservatives, and the Trump Administration’s selection is a major victory for taxpayers and for all who want to see the downsizing of the federal government. Since he was first elected in 2010, Mick Mulvaney has never scored less than 93% on the Club for Growth’s annual scorecard, and he has a lifetime average of 96. He has walked the walk of economic conservatism, and will bring that same steadfastness to the White House.”