NRCC Targeted Calls Underscore Democrats’ Spending & Borrowing Spree

April 28, 2011

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), Jerry McNerney (CA-11), Brad Sherman (CA-27), Howard Berman (CA-28), Laura Richardson (CA-37), Jared Polis (CO-02), Ed Perlmuter (CO-07), Jim Himes (CT-04), Bruce Braley (IA-01), David Loebsack (IA-02), Leonard Boswell (IA-03), Tim Walz (MN-01), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Russ Carnahan (MO-03), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Bill Owens (NY-23), Brad Miller (NC-13), Mark Critz (PA-12), David Cicilline (RI-01), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Adam Smith (WA-08), Nick Rahall (WV-03)
NRCC Targeted Calls Underscore Peterson’s Spending & Borrowing Spree
Minnesota Democrat Works to Protect Spending That Borrows $4 Billion a Day

Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today is announcing targeted calls that highlight Collin Peterson’s continuing government spending spree with money borrowed from foreign countries like China. As Peterson adamantly defends these enormous levels of spending, the government now borrows $4 billion a day, placing that burden on future generations in Minnesota and placing the economy in an increasingly precarious state. As the national debt continues to skyrocket above $14 trillion, his Minnesota constituents will begin to wonder when he would ever have the government live within its means.

“While families throughout Minnesota have to cut back and live within their means, Collin Peterson continues to support Democrat policies that spend money we don’t have and borrows money from countries like China,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “These calls highlight what Peterson seems to forget, which is that there are real consequences to continuing his policies that borrow $4 billion a day to fuel his addiction to government spending. As growing debt, interest and inflation threaten the economy, Peterson’s Minnesota constituents simply want to know when he will stop burdening them with more debt.”

The call script is as follows:

Hello, I’m calling from the National Republican Congressional Committee with an important alert about your Congressman Collin Peterson. Thanks to Peterson’s addiction to spending, the federal government borrows $4 billion every day. That’s given us fourteen trillion dollars in debt on the backs of our children and grandchildren. And Collin Peterson is making it worse. He voted for another Pelosi budget that would strangle our economy with more spending, more debt and more borrowing from China. Call Congressman Peterson at 202-225-2165 and tell him to stop spending your money. Paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 202.479.7000.

As the call demonstrates, Peterson’s big-spending ways mean that we continue to borrow from countries like China and pass $4 billion a day in debt onto future generations. Instead of threatening the economy today and burdening future generations with trillions in debt, perhaps Peterson should finally relinquish the government spending he has become so committed to.