Illinois Congresswoman's Out of Control Spending Spree

From the Palatine Tea Party…

(Palatine, Illinois) – Representative Melissa Bean (D) Illinois 8th district has been on an out of control spending spree since going to Washington. Federal spending has gone insane, bursting all historical bounds, since the Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007.

Here is what Melissa Bean (D) said when she ran for Congress in 2002, “my primary tactic to reach a balanced budget would be cutting wasteful spending”. 1
Here is what Melissa Bean (D) said when she ran for Congress in 2004, “In the area of the budget, Bean wants to re-establish pay-as-you-go rules requiring tax cuts or spending increases to be covered in current budgets. She also wants to cap growth in pork barrel spending.” 2

The graph above shows the trajectory of the total spending of the federal government with respect to the median household income in the U.S. for the years from 1967 through 2009. The U.S. federal government’s spending today has decoupled from the primary source of income that is required to sustain it. Worse, it has literally “gone vertical” since 2007.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports, there continues to be a huge perception gap between the Political Class and Mainstream Americans. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Political Class voters believe the United States is generally heading in the right direction, while 81% of Mainstream voters think the country has gotten off on the wrong track.3

Melissa Bean (D) has sponsored or co-sponsored Earmark projects totaling $90,427,614 since 2008.4

The U.S. National Debt is $13,500,000,000,000+ which is a debt per citizen of $43,606 and debt per taxpayer of $121,660. Additionally, the U.S. unfunded liabilities are $110,500,000,000,000+.5

If you are outraged with Bean’s out of control spending spree, contact her local office (847) 517-2927 or DC (202) 225-3711 and vote her out in November!

1 Chicago Daily Herald, 10/27/02
2 Chicago Daily Herald, 3/11/04
3 Rasmussen Reports, 9/29/2010
4 Legistorm
5 usdebtclock

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