Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Press Release: Lamb: Federal Government Needs To Learn To Do More With Less

The following press release was sent by Marty Lamb (R-Holliston), candidate for representative from the Third Congressional District.

Lamb: Federal Government Needs To Learn To Do More With Less

National Debt is Now $120,000 per Taxpayer

Holliston, MA ...Today, in front of Worcester City Hall, Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts Third District, called upon Congress to learn to do more with less in order to balance the budget and cut the national debt. Lamb blames McGovern for being part of the growing problem.

"I recently printed a Congressional barf bag to capture the frustration voters are expressing to me over the passage of Obamacare and the failure to control spending. This bag also makes the point on how to do more with less. It is cheaper than a regular campaign hand out, but yet has a bigger impact. Congress needs to start thinking outside the box when it comes to our tax dollars. We will only get that by electing new leadership. I want to be that fiscal watchdog leader for the people of the third district," said Lamb.

Lamb strongly believes that the growing national debt is a serious threat to our economy and the fiscal stability of our country. Each taxpayer in this country now owes $120,000 according to the National Debt Clock. Since June that number has grown $2000 per person. Our national debt will not only overburden our taxpayers, but it will also cause a steep increase in inflation and higher interest rates

Lamb does not want to leave his children and grandchildren with this staggering debt. That's why he has compiled 15 steps to reform government spending. The Lamb Chop plan includes the following:
  1. Institute a balanced budget amendment
  2. Line Item Veto
  3. Limit government spending to rate of inflation
  4. Hiring freeze for all non-essential employees
  5. Pay off debt
  6. No new entitlements
  7. Establish a Sunset Committee
  8. End off-budget expenditures
  9. No more bailouts
  10. Take back unspent TARP funds
  11. End Anonymous Earmarks
  12. Repeal Obamacare
  13. Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  14. One Year Pay Raise Freeze
  15. Option to pay more-Our Massachusetts tax forms allow taxpayers to pay a higher percentage of their income if they choose. Congress should allow it at the federal level with all the funds being used only to pay down the national debt.
Today Lamb is adding several new suggestions for reducing federal spending.
  1. Privatize Amtrak-Every ticket sold loses money. Privatizing Amtrak would save $1 billion annually.
  2. Reduce number of federally owned vacant property--$25 billion is spent each year to maintain federal properties that are not being used.
  3. Reduce Farm subsidies-Congress needs to stop giving subsidies to commercial farms that are making a profit.
  4. Cut the Congressional franking privilege in half-People email nowadays. In fact, 80% of adults regularly use the internet. There is no need to increase this expenditure when email is free. Cutting these funds is long overdue.

"Unfortunately our Congressman has dropped the ball. He has never and will never be a fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers of this district. McGovern has a lifetime rating of voting only 7% of the time against wasteful government spending according to Citizens Against Government Waste," said Lamb. "As a small business owner who has had to watch the bottom line every day, I know that I can be part of the solution for balancing the budget and lowering our national debt."

Mr. Lamb graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1985 and received his Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 1982. He has an extensive background in real estate law, formerly with Adelson, Golden & Loria, P.C., Edward A. Sokoloff & Associates, and Lamb & Shaffer, P.C. and is currently with Lamb and Browne, P.C. He is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. An active participant in community affairs, Mr. Lamb sits on the Board of Directors of New England Region of United Synagogue and is a past president of Temple Beth Torah in Holliston. He has also served on the Holliston Elementary School Council and the Campaign for Holliston Schools. He resides in Holliston with Peri, his wife of 20 years, and his two teenage daughters Elissa and Simma.

For more information on Marty's candidacy, voters can visit his website www.MartyforCongress.com or follow him on Twitter at LambforCongress and Facebook at Marty Lamb for Congress.

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