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Republican Committees Launch ‘Uncle Sam’ Effort

- February 13, 2013

Committees to hold Democrats responsible for irresponsible commentary on spending

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee launched a joint effort today to remind Democrats that even if they don’t want to admit it, spending in Washington is a problem. 

Today, Uncle Sam can be spotted around the Capitol handing out flyers with the graphic seen below, encouraging Americans to remind Democrats that their spending addiction must be stopped. Just this week, the two top ranking Democrats in the House have stated that they don’t think Washington has a spending problem.

The Communications Directors for the National Republican Committees released a joint statement today on the effort: 

“Uncle Sam understands Washington has a spending addiction, why don’t Democrats?  Our nation is $16 trillion in debt, millions of hard-working families are struggling, and Democrats continue to demand higher taxes and more money to feed Washington’s wasteful spending addiction.  Don't give it to them.”  - Sean Spicer (RNC), Brad Dayspring (NRSC) and Andrea Bozek (NRCC).

In A Meeting With Speaker John Boehner, President Obama Said Our Country Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem. “‘At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don't have a spending problem.’” (Stephen Moore, The Education Of John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal, 1/6/13)

“It’s almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem.” (Nancy Pelosi on Fox News, 2/10/13)

“The country has a ‘paying-for’ problem.” (Rep. Steny Hoyer on CNBC, 2/12/13)



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