(BUSINESS WIRE)--Public Notice, a non-partisan, non-profit, will launch this week a ten-state radio ad campaign to draw attention to the crisis of government overspending and the staggering fiscal problems it has created.
“Overspending isn’t helping the economy and it isn’t creating jobs. In reality, we’ve been burying the American people under a mountain of debt for the last decade.”
This week, Congress will interrupt its “August Recess” to rush back to Washington to...you guessed it: add tens of billions more onto the deficit with another round of spending the nation clearly can't afford.
Despite overspending by $1.5 trillion (projected fiscal year 2010 deficit) this year alone--and despite endless pledges to get its spending under control--Congress returned to Washington today to vote on a $26-billion spending package to pay for state workers the states themselves cannot afford.
This will be the latest in a string of bailouts to add to our already-record deficit, and prevent state and local governments from scaling back their own bloated budgets. It will also be another example of Washington paying lip service to fiscal discipline, but continuing to overspend at historic levels.
Public Notice's new ad campaign highlights this problem in hopes of enlisting Americans to push for change.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice said the following:
“Overspending isn’t helping the economy and it isn’t creating jobs. In reality, we’ve been burying the American people under a mountain of debt for the last decade.
“The good news for the U.S. is that we still have time to cut spending to avert disaster. However, this requires an amount of political courage currently lacking in Washington. A fiscal crisis could happen here; thinking it won’t has been the mentality of far too many nations…just before they tumble off the brink.”
Ads airing include:
“Stop Digging” – We’re $13 trillion in debt but Washington just keeps spending more. This ad questions the wisdom of Washington politicians continuing to dig our nation into a fiscal hole ever deeper.
“European Crisis” – Think it couldn’t happen here in America? It’s happening now. This ad highlights how Washington’s out-of-control spending and unfunded mandates are actually hurting the economy.
The 60-second radio ads are set to target the metropolitan areas of Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia and will run for the next month.