Nations Largest Taxpayers Group Honors Congressman Ron Paul

For Immediate Release | April 9, 2008

WASHINGTON , DC Congressman Ron Paul deserves applause for a pro-taxpayer voting record last year, according to the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU). The nonpartisan citizen group announced that Congressman Paul was one of only a few dozen lawmakers in the House and Senate to win the 2007 Taxpayers Friend Award.

While many Members of Congress talked about reducing the size of government last year, Congressman Ron Paul backed up those words with votes, NTU President Duane Parde said. This award proves that Congressman Paul is a staunch ally we can count on in our battle to restore fiscal responsibility to Washington .

The award is presented to those Members who achieve an A grade in NTUs annual Rating of Congress. The Rating, which is based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns a Taxpayer Score to each Member of Congress that indicates his or her support for reducing or controlling federal spending, taxes, debt, and regulation.

If every Member of Congress had voted as responsibly as Congressman Paul did in 2007, Americans could have enjoyed much lower taxes and less waste in government, Parde concluded. Overburdened taxpayers in Texas and across the nation owe him a debt of gratitude for his hard work on their behalf. He has truly earned the title Taxpayers Friend.

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