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Club for Growth Honors Campbell with Defender of Economic Freedom Award

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on March 2, 2012

This just came across the wire from the office of Congressman John Campbell:

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2012 

Club for Growth Honors Campbell with
Defender of Economic Freedom Award

Congressman John Campbell was 1 of 45 Members of Congress to earn award based on support for economic growth and freedom in Congress

Washington, D.C. – The Club for Growth, the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organization, announced that Campbell has earned the annual Defender of Economic Freedom award.  The award honors Members of Congress who have a strong, consistent voting record on economic growth issues. Campbell was one of 11 U.S. Senators and 34 U.S. Congressmen to receive the award this year.

“With his score of 90%, and a lifetime score of 90%, Congressman John Campbell has demonstrated that he is truly a defender of economic freedom,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “The Club for Growth values Members of Congress who vote based on principle for pro-growth policies that will restore America. The people of the 48th congressional district of California are lucky to have him fighting for them in Congress.”

To see how all Members of Congress did in the Club’s 2011 Scorecard, visit: www.ClubforGrowth.org/projects.

Club for Growth publishes an annual scorecard so Club members and the public can monitor the actions and the voting behavior of Members of Congress on economic growth issues. The Club conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on pro-growth policies and computed a score on a scale of 0 to 100. A score of 100 indicates the highest support for pro-growth policies. Those lawmakers scoring 90 or higher in 2010— and who also have a lifetime score of 90 or higher—receive the Defender of Economic Freedom award.

The rating examines legislative actions that affect our immediate pro-economic growth policy goals, including:

∙    Lower marginal income tax rates
∙    Cutting and limiting government spending
∙    Death Tax repeal
∙    Expanding free trade
∙    Legal reform to end abusive lawsuits
∙    Replacing the current tax code
∙    School choice
∙    Regulatory reform and deregulation
∙    Reform entitlements to increase economic freedom and ensure that long-term federal spending is financially sustainable
∙    Social Security reform with personal retirement accounts

To learn more about the Club for Growth, visit www.ClubforGrowth.org.


One Response to “Club for Growth Honors Campbell with Defender of Economic Freedom Award”

  1. Allan Bartlett said

    I guess they don’t score giving away a trillion dollars of taxpayer money. To bad.

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