CENTENNIAL) – Following President Barack Obama’s unveiling of a record-shattering, $3.83 trillion budget, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton today asked Coloradans to challenge appointed Senator Michael Bennet to vote ‘no’ on the President’s proposed $1.56 trillion deficit – a number representing nearly 11 percent of the United States economy.
Norton commented, “The fact that President Obama has proposed to more than triple President Bush’s record-setting budget deficit of $454 billion in only two years demonstrates how out-of-control Washington DC spending has become.
“Senator Bennet has talked a lot recently about reining-in out-of-control Federal deficits, and the President has given Michael Bennet the chance to stand up and put some teeth behind those words. I’m asking Coloradans to call Senator Bennet and urge him to back-up his talk with a ‘no’ vote on any budget that doesn’t reduce the spiraling deficit and reign-in wasteful earmark spending.”
Coloradans can reach Governor Ritter’s appointed Senator at (202) 224-5852.
---Submitted to The Watch by Jane Norton for Colorado