National Taxpayers Union Honors Congressman Paul PDF Print E-mail
For Immediate Release February 25, 2010
National Taxpayers Union Honors Congressman Paul

Washington, D.C. - The National Taxpayers Union has once again recognized Congressman Ron Paul as a “Taxpayers’ Friend” in its 2009 ratings of Congress. The award is presented to those Members who achieve an “A” grade in NTU’s annual Rating of Congress.  The Rating, which is based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns a “Taxpayer Score” to each Member of Congress that indicates his or her support for reducing or controlling federal spending, taxes, debt, and regulation.

“I take my mission to fight for taxpayers very seriously, especially in times like these when money is so tight and people are struggling to pay their bills.  The cost of government is immoral and unjust and I am working hard in Washington to change that.  It is nice to see others, like the NTU, join me in that fight and recognize my efforts,” stated Congressman Paul.

In 2009, only 55 lawmakers attained scores sufficient to win the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” (earning at least 90 percent in the House or Senate).  Meanwhile, 267 Senators and Representatives captured the title of “Big Spender” for posting “F” grades (scores of 15 percent or less in the House and 16 percent or less in the Senate).

“Congressman Paul’s pro-taxpayer score of 96 percent was one of the best in the entire Congress,” NTU President Duane Parde stated, “By voting time and again to reduce federal spending, taxes, and debt, Ron Paul has led by example in the fight to defend overburdened taxpayers across the country.”