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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 (S. 782)

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ACT OF 2011 (S. 782)

The Club for Growth strongly opposes the reauthorization of the Economic Development Revitalization Act (S. 782) and urges all Senators to vote "NO" on final passage. We expect the bill to be considered this week, perhaps as early as today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth's 2011 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill reauthorizes a "Great Society" program from 1965 that ostensibly provides financial aid to economically distressed areas of the country in order to stimulate economic growth. But it's nothing more than a redistribution scheme allowing politicians and bureaucrats to fund their pet projects.

A better alternative is to cut broad-based tax rates on individuals and businesses, thereby promoting economic growth without growing the government.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

UPDATE: On June 21, 2011, the Club for Growth issued a reminder that it was opposed to S. 782 and was scoring a "NO" on the cloture vote.

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