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March 4, 2016

Who is the new co-sponsor for the Fiscal Responsibility Act?

Let’s expand the demand for the Fiscal Responsibility Act Retweet

In February, we told you that Representative Ron Blum (R-IA) has introduced one of our agenda items, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2016 (FRA – HR 4476). It requires Congress to balance the budget or take a pay cut!

Now we’re pleased to announce that FRA already has a co-sponsor — Representative Ron DeSantis from Florida!

You can take action to reinforce good behavior and provide an incentive for other representatives to join.

  • Please tweet Representative DeSantis to thank him for co-sponsoring the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Here’s what we recommend; copy and paste this… @RepDeSantis Thank you for cosponsoring the Fiscal Responsibility Act and working with @DownsizeDC to promote it. (Both his staff and ours will see it on Twitter!)
  • Please thank Representative DeSantis on his Facebook page by Liking and even Replying to the comment Downsize DC left on his timeline.

Also, for the bill sponsor, Rod Blum, especially if you haven’t done it yet…

  • Post a tweet like this… @RepRodBlum Thank you for introducing the Fiscal Responsibility Act and working with @DownsizeDC to promote it. (Again, we’ll both see it!)
  • On Rep. Blum’s Facebook page, click Like AND leave a Comment on the post about the Fiscal Responsibility Act. In your own words, tell his office why you think this bill is a great idea. You’ll see our comments there.

And then, to everyone reading this who is on Facebook, Share that post to your timeline!

But the most important step of all is to get more people demanding that their representative sign-on to this bill. We need to “expand the demand!” So email or send Facebook messages to your friends like this…

I’m supporting a great new bill in Congress, the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA – HR 4476). It was developed by Downsize DC and Representative Ron Blum of Iowa. Under FRA, Congress would suffer a pay cut for every year it runs a deficit. The bill already has two sponsors, but more are needed. If you like this idea, please go to Downsize DC and use their system to send your reps a message asking them to cosponsor this bill. Here’s the link where you can take action —

Thanks for being an active DC Downsizer. Your work makes things happen!

Jim Babka & Perry Willis

Downsize DC

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