Stacy French - July 20th, 2017
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President Jay Timmons’s “A Trump Disappointment for Manufacturers” (op-ed, July 12) slamming Scott Garrett, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, leaves readers with more questions than answers. But one issue that is made abundantly clear is the lengths to which Mr. Timmons will go to preserve crony capitalism.
Instead of questioning Mr. Garrett’s integrity, the better question is why does NAM so staunchly defend an entity that’s become synonymous with corruption and fraud.
Coalition Letter: Urging Representatives to co-sponsor the “Highway Restoration Act of 2017,” HR 2391
Andrew Roth - July 14th, 2017
July 14, 2017
We the undersigned organizations, representing millions of Americans, urge you to co-sponsor the “Highway Restoration Act of 2017,” HR 2391, introduced by Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC). This legislation would phase out the Highway Trust Fund’s Mass Transit Account, ending this ongoing misuse of federal gas tax dollars and creating a more sustainable path for the Highway Trust Fund.
The Highway Trust Fund receives a majority of its funding from taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, rooted in a user-pay assumption that these revenues will be used for federal highway construction and maintenance. The Mass Transit Account violates this model by diverting billions of dollars to fund everything from street cars to light rail systems. Indeed, the Mass Transit Account represents the second-largest expenditure from the Highway Trust Fund, just after the Highway Account. These largely local, municipally controlled systems subsidize the activities of users who don’t pay into the underlying fund.
With the Highway Trust Fund facing increasing shortfalls and creating a growing drain on already-stretched general revenues, Congress needs to rethink its approach to highway funding. The best place to start is by eliminating this wasteful federal subsidy for local mass transit projects. HR 2391 could save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars and restore solvency to the Highway Trust Fund. We urge all Representatives to cosponsor the “Highway Restoration Act of 2017.”
Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice President
National Taxpayers Union
Lisa B. Nelson, CEO
Phil Kerpen, President
Dan Schneider, Executive Director
American Conservative Union
Norm Singleton, President
Campaign for Liberty
Andrew F. Quinlan, President
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Jeffrey Mazzella, President
Center for Individual Freedom
David McIntosh, President
Club for Growth
Jonathan Bydlak, President
Coalition to Reduce Spending
Tom Schatz, President
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Mark Scribner, Senior Fellow
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Adam Brandon, President
Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO
Independent Women’s Voice
David Williams, President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Judson Phillips, Founder
Tea Party Nation
Doug Sachtleben - May 11th, 2017
The Club for Growth co-signed a letter to Congress urging strong support for protecting taxpayers and reforming regulations for any future spending on transportation and infrastructure. Click on the link above to read the letter.
Doug Sachtleben - March 16th, 2017
“This blueprint begins the much-needed work of making major cuts in agencies like the EPA, and ending the waste of taxpayer dollars that are being poured into things like federally-funded TV and radio.”
Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its budget blueprint:
“That sound you hear from Washington, DC this morning is the weeping and gnashing of teeth from bureaucrats and politicians who have built the federal government into an industry on the backs of taxpayers,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The Trump Administration’s budget blueprint begins the much-needed work of making major cuts in agencies like the EPA, and ending the waste of taxpayer dollars that are being poured into things like federally-funded TV and radio. President Trump and OBM Director Mick Mulvaney are showing the political will to take the axe to many bloated and unnecessary programs. We hope Congress will follow suit, and that this is just the start of an ongoing effort to truly cut the size and scope of the federal government.”
Doug Sachtleben - February 13th, 2017
Club President David McIntosh explained what’s wrong with the Border Adjustment Tax proposal from House Republicans during an appearance on Fox Business Network (2/10/17).