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Tea party backs Mack's negative comment about 'Ryan budget'



Rep. Connie Mack drew heat for saying the Ryan budget was a "joke" but he wasn't alone. A number of tea party backed House members also faulted it and today, a tea party organizer from Florida said he supports Mack, who has distanced himself from the critical remark.

Said Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party:

"The Paul Ryan Budget lacks a balanced budget within 20 years and increases government spending by trillions of dollars. I praise Rep. Mack for speaking up about the out-of-control spending of DC and taking a strong fiscal stance. We need more representation in DC that challenges the status quo of special interest and spending."

[Last modified: Monday, April 9, 2012 1:42pm]


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