FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2010

Contact:

Stephen Manfredi 202-222-8028 smanfredi@manfredistrategygroup.com

Spending Revolt Bus Rolls into Chicago
Mobile Activist Hub Visits Illinois to Tackle Spending Crisis
Chicago, IL—The Spending Revolt National Bus Tour will roll into Chicago on Thursday, August 26th for a media availability at the Chicago Sheraton and Towers at 11:00 a.m. Spending Revolt is a new coalition of taxpayers, families, business owners, and policy organizations committed to educating and engaging citizens about how the mounting federal spending crisis is jeopardizing America’s future. The red and blue emblazoned Spending Revolt Bus is bringing speakers, events, and a mobile activist hub to cities across Illinois, and hundreds of other locations nationwide, to demonstrate how the Federal Government’s escalating spending spree is bankrupting American taxpayers. Participants will be encouraged to sign the bus and show their opposition to reckless government spending. The Federal Government is currently spending $112,000 every second. This amounts to $10 million in spending in the 90 seconds it takes to read this media release, $67 million in the 10 minutes needed to take a shower, and more than $1 billion in the 162 minutes that the average American spends watching television each day. The national debt just ballooned to more than $13 trillion, and America’s debt is now projected to surpass GDP by 2012—placing the U.S. closer to the crushing debt load that has engulfed Greece. “America faces a severe spending crisis that is rapidly bankrupting our nation from Chicago to Washington, DC,” said a coalition statement. “Washington is failing in its responsibility to safeguard the people’s resources. We cannot afford to recklessly spend far beyond our means, and we have once again learned the hard way that no nation can spend its way to prosperity.” “Current spending levels are unsustainable, irresponsible, and negligent,” the statement continues. “We need real, permanent, and immediate spending reform in Washington to protect the economic security of all Americans. We will fight for the taxpayers of Illinois and across America to stop this reckless spending.” WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: Spending Revolt National Bus Tour Media Availability Thursday, August 26th from 11:00-11:30 a.m. Chicago Sheraton and Towers—301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611

SpendingRevolt.com is a broad coalition of taxpayers, families, women, business owners, and policy organizations committed to real and permanent spending reform in Washington. The coalition is composed of organizations such as Americans for Prosperity, The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), Concerned Women for America, and 60 Plus Association. Visit online at www.SpendingRevolt.com
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Stephen Manfredi at 202-222-8028 or smanfredi@manfredistrategygroup.com

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