Lummis Campaign Updates

"This year GOP stands for Government Of the People" - Cynthia Lummis

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Follow the link to watch the U.S. House of Representatives Wyoming PBS debate streaming live at 8 pm tonight!  The debate will also be live on Wyoming Public Radio.  Either way you prefer, please tune in and listen to Cynthia field questions from Geoff O’Gara and Denny Curran as well as her Democrat opponent.

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Congressman Lummis’ new radio ad.  Airing now.  Please share with your friends and neighbors and help us get Cynthia’s conservative message out. 

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Take a look at Cynthia’s campaign commercial and please share with your friends.  Only 13 days left until the general election.  Let’s get the message out!

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General Election Message to Voters

As I have visited with Wyoming folks from across the state during the past two years, the message has been loud and clear - we must return to the first principles of our Nation embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. 

I want the federal government’s role limited - just as the framers of our Constitution envisioned - so we have the freedom to make our own choices.  It is time to limit the federal role and return authority to the states and, above all, the people.

We must unleash the power of entrepreneurial America to create jobs and kick-start our economy while protecting small businesses and working families from higher taxes.  Together we can help families gain the financial freedom to create their own prosperity rather than taking money from them to fuel government spending.

We must reinvigorate that hopeful American determination to be responsible for the quality of our own lives; to rely on our own work and initiative; and to improve opportunities for our children to prosper.  We have a moral responsibility to create a country superior to that which we inherited.

I am honored and humbled to represent the great state of Wyoming in Congress.  I ask for your support this year and with your help we will return this country to its founding principles and take America back. 

I ask for your vote on November 2.  Thank you for your time and consideration of my candidacy.

With warmest regards, I am,

Cynthia M. Lummis

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Belated Independence Day Message

Happy belated Independence Day!  I hope everybody was able to participate in the 234th anniversary of the day we became a nation.  The 4th of July is not only a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, grill and watch fireworks, it is also an opportunity to reflect on the first principles of this country.  The principles set out by our founders have allowed us to become the greatest, freest nation on earth.  I hope each of you has taken the opportunity to reread the document signed on that momentous day in 1776.  Just in case, you can find a copy of the Declaration of Independence here:  I urge you to read it and share it with you friends and family.  As the Aaron Tippin song goes "You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything".  If we stand tall on our first principles we will take this country back!

Al and I were fortunate to spend this weekend celebrating America’s freedom together and with so many friends in Park and Fremont Counties.  Thank you to all the folks in Cody, Riverton, Lander, and Dubois who helped with events this weekend.  Al and I had a great time and your hospitality is deeply appreciated by both of us.  We truly live in God’s Country and I am reminded of just how unique and wonderful it is every weekend as I travel the state. 

The Lummis team was out in force over the 4th manning booths, walking in parades and handing out materials at events all over Wyoming.  The newest addition to the Lummis team, intern Katherine Good, manned the Casper Fireworks festival booth with help from the amazing Amy Womack and her two children, Emma and Preston.  In Alpine, Cheri Harriet and Marti Halverson rode in the parade with Lummis signs.  In Evanston at the Fresh Air, Freedom and Fun celebration Ron White handed out Lummis materials and helped find locations for Lummis yard signs.  Perry Marple helped with the Lander festivities in the park after the parade.  Brandon Smith passed out Lummis materials at the Frontier Fourth of July in Fort Laramie.  Thank you to everyone who helped us cover the myriad events around the State this weekend. 

Annaliese and Sarah drove all over Wyoming last week delivering road signs and yard signs in Sheridan, Greybull, Jackson, Etna, Evanston, Kemmerer, Pinedale, and Rock Springs.  As always, if you need signs, brochures, bumper stickers, or pins please let Amy amy (at) know and we will work on getting things out to you asap.  Also, if there is an event you plan on attending or want someone from the campaign to attend please let us know!  We are always looking for new volunteers so please pass this email on to any friends who might be willing to put up a yard sign, put a bumper sticker on their car, write a letter to the editor or go door-to-door. 

Campaign season is heating up and there are only 6 weekends before the primary election.  We will be starting door-to-door soon and I will be walking neighborhoods in communities across the state.  Please work with your county party and the Lummis volunteers in your county to cover as many precincts as possible.  Let Amy know when you have canvassed a precinct and we will mark it off our list.  If you would like me or a Lummis staffer to come along and walk a precinct with you let Annaliese annaliese (at) know and we will work to get someone there to help.

Al and I are grateful for your continued help, generosity, and support.  Thank you for all you do!

Congressman Cynthia M. Lummis

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Debt crisis won't fix itself

Americans budget and plan how to spend their hard-earned money every day. They expect nothing less of Washington. But the majority in Congress has a different idea about one of its most fundamental responsibilities.

Recently, the Democratic leadership announced it will forgo crafting a budget resolution in 2010. They believe making tough decisions in the current fiscal environment will hinder their prospects in November; it’s much easier for them to ignore Congress’ April 15 deadline for adopting a budget.

Not since the enactment of the 1974 Budget Act has the House failed to craft a budget resolution.

Failure to set budget limits cannot come at a worse time. The national debt recently surpassed $13 trillion. The massive budget deficits are the result of the Democrats’ tax, borrow and spend agenda, which since President Obama took office includes the debt-financed $1.1 trillion stimulus package, a multitrillion-dollar government takeover of health care, and an 84 percent increase in annual non-defense spending.

The American people are calling for restraint, but Democrats are defiantly moving forward with their liberal agenda. A new energy tax, known as the cap-and-trade bill, is next on Washington’s list. This burden on energy consumers will hit our country’s economy hard, and will especially devastate Wyoming’s economy.

Within two years, nearly one billion U.S. tax dollars will go to debt service every day, and it will escalate if we let President Obama’s agenda run its course.

The world is taking notice. China, the single largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries, finances much of U.S. debt. Last year, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao admitted he was “worried” about U.S. debt — this, when the passage of Obamacare was still in limbo.

This past Monday, German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle called on the U.S. to join Europe in “urgently” cutting spending. “It’s urgently necessary for monetary stability that public budgets return to balance,” Bruederle said. “This is something we should also tell our American friends.”

You know something is amiss when Germany is calling on America to focus on deficit reduction.

The debt crisis in Greece draws stark parallels to the current financial situation in the U.S. The budget deficit this year is projected to reach $1.5 trillion, which is just over 10 percent of the size of our entire economy. The Congressional Budget Office reports that under the president’s budget, U.S. debt will triple by the end of the decade.

The U.S. desperately needs to stabilize our debt and solidify U.S. Treasury bonds as the world’s safest and most reliable investment. The alternative is a potential “debt spiral,” a devastating combination of monumental national debt and rising interest rates.

We must stop the reckless spending now. I have joined Republicans on the House Budget Committee in identifying $1.3 trillion in realistic savings we could achieve over the next 10 years. Part of the plan includes legislation I wrote, the Federal Workforce Reduction Act. The bill aims to gradually reduce the size of the civilian federal work force, which alone would save at least $35 billion over 10 years.

Our dire fiscal situation won’t fix itself. It’s time to make tough decisions to ensure that future generations of Americans have all the opportunities that we are so blessed to have. We need real leadership to steer our country’s fiscal ship in the right direction. The alternative is condemning our children to a lifetime of debt servitude.

House Budget Committee Chairman Representative John Spratt, a South Carolina Democrat, once said, “If you can’t budget, you can’t govern.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is a member of the U.S. House Budget Committee.