Rep Flake: Congress wants to have its cake and eat it too

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2011
CONTACT: Genevieve Frye Rozansky

So Just How Broke Are We?

Mesa, Arizona – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today illustrated the size and scope of the growing national debt.

On Saturday, reality TV darling Kim Kardashian tied the knot with New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries in a lavish and costly event. The wedding cake alone, which served more than 400 guests, is said to have cost approximately $20,000.

The U.S. is so broke that based on the cost of Kardashian’s main dessert and the number of cake pieces it contained, our debt of $14.4 trillion could buy enough cake to feed 288 billion people.

“When it comes to solving our debt crisis, Congress wants to have its cake and eat it too,” said Flake.

Along with Senators McCain and Rubio, Congressman Flake introduced H.R. 634, the Debt Buy-Down Act, which allows taxpayers to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax liability to reduce the national debt. The bill then requires Congress to reduce federal spending by that amount. More information on the Debt Buy-Down Act can be found here.

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Comments

  1. Conservative American says

    This is all well and good but this is not the issue we want to hear about from Congressman Flake who is now seeking to succeed Senator Kyl as U. S. Senator from Arizona. What we want to hear about are Congressman Flake’s current views regarding illegal immigration.

    In 2007, Congressman Flake co-sponsored, along with Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), HR1645 known as the “STRIVE Act”, “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy”. This piece of legislation went down to defeat and was characterized by congressional Conservatives as an amnesty bill.

    Congressman Gutierrez was elected from what is referred to as the most gerrymandered congressional district in the U. S.. Called the “earmuff” congressional district, it surrounds Chicago like a pair of earmuffs.

    You may remember that Congressman Gutierrez vistied Arizona to prostest the passage of Arizona’s tough immigration law, SB1070, and that he called for a boycott of Arizona.

    When I called Congressman Flake’s office, they touted his co-sponsorship of the STRIVE Act, along with Congressman Gutierrez, as an accomplishment to be proudly mentioned.

    So before we hear from Congressman Flake about other issues, let’s first find out what he now thinks of the STRIVE Act and where he stands on illegal immigration, “comprehensive immigration reform”, SB1070 and amnesty.

  2. Flake wants to have his cake and eat it too.

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