Taxpayer Watchdog Endorses Jason Chaffetz for Congress

Thu Oct 4, 2012 3:11pm EDT

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Taxpayer Watchdog Endorses Jason Chaffetz for Congress

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) announced its endorsement of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R), who is seeking re-election to Congress in Utah.

“Vigilance on cutting deficits and reducing the debt has never been more essential,” said CCAGW PAC Chairman Tom Schatz. “Taxpayers need friends in Washington who will defend their interests, not the special interests. That is why the CCAGW PAC is supporting Rep. Chaffetz, who is a bona fide fiscal conservative committed to reducing the size of government by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.”

Rep. Chaffetz has been a principled advocate for lower taxes and smaller government and was designated a “Taxpayer Hero” in CCAGW’s 2011 Congressional Ratings for his score of 95 percent. “The CCAGW Congressional Ratings certify that he will continue to strive to control spending, fight for lower taxes, and eradicate wasteful programs,” declared Schatz.

“Rep. Chaffetz is an invaluable ally for taxpayers and for anyone who abhors wasteful, bloated government,” added Schatz. “He is a staunch advocate for free enterprise and for limited, efficient government, as evidenced by his votes to end misguided programs like $44 million for the useless National Drug Intelligence Center and to cut $250 million from the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program.

“In the current political and fiscal climate, Congress has engaged in an historically unprecedented level of spending, and is supporting actions that will mortgage our children’s futures. On November 6, 2012, voters in Utah should support Rep. Chaffetz, and other candidates like him, so that he can fight for fiscally conservative principles that will be vital to taxpayers in the 113th Congress,” concluded Schatz.

CCAGW PAC is affiliated with the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a 501(c)(4) organization. CCAGW PAC’s mission is to support political candidates who will fight to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government and represent the best interests of taxpayers.

Paid for by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee. http://www.ccagwpac.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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