In a new radio ad released by the Alabama Foundation for Limited Government legislators is urging Alabamians to call their legislators and insist upon no new taxes during this special legislative session.
Listen to the ad here:
Script (via Facebook)
Out of control.
Nine months ago when they ran for office, State politicians promised no new taxes. This week in Montgomery these same politicians are talking about welshing on that promise. They are meeting to raise taxes because they say they need more money to spend.
They don’t need more money. They need to better spend what we have already given them.
State General Fund spending for Medicaid has tripled since 2004. And this is when emergency room treatment of Medicaid patients has escalated where only 20% of Medicaid emergency room visits are for emergency treatment. Instead of ballooning Medicaid spending, the governor and bureaucrats need to put some meaningful restrictions on the over usage of health care.
And prisons? The governor has requested almost $520 million for Corrections, or 70% more than just 10 years ago. This is happening while the cost for the no-bid crony prison medical contract has tripled in 12 years to a huge $80 million a year.
Has your income tripled or gone up 70%? Of course, the answer is no.
State politicians need to get spending under control. If they need more money, then they need to find it somewhere else besides raising taxes and raiding the Alabama Trust Fund again.
Tell your legislator to keep their promise not to raise taxes, any taxes. Call your legislator at (334) 242-7600 and (334) 242-7800.
Paid for by the Alabama Foundation for Limited Government, Box 710, Opelika, Alabama.
The foundation’s founder John Rice wrote an op-ed published on Alabama Today earlier this week in which he detailed spending and ways to cut costs noting, “Governor Bentley needs to forgo the trappings of power and operate state government on a shoestring budget.”