Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Heritage Action Against Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of the think tank Heritage Foundation, has come out against the emerging budget deal between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).

Here is what the group said in a press release:
"Heritage Action cannot support a budget deal that would increase spending in the near-term for promises of woefully inadequate long-term reductions. While imperfect, the sequester has proven to be an effective tool in forcing Congress to reduce discretionary spending, and a gimmicky, spend-now-cut-later deal will take our nation in the wrong direction."
Heritage Action recently said that it wants senators to vote "no" on Janet Yellen to become the next Chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve.

In related Heritage Action news, it was recently disclosed that Google gave money to Heritage Action, although it did not reveal how much.  Google also gave money to Heritage Action's adversary, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF), the lobbying arm of the think tank Center for American Progress (CAP).