Watchdog Group Names Jeff Miller a “Taxpayer Hero”
Scores 98% Percent on CCAGW’s Congressional Ratings; Top in State
Oct 5, 2011 -
The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today honored Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) as a Taxpayer Hero for scoring 98 percent on its 2010 Congressional Ratings. Miller had the highest ranking in the State of Florida. The average rating for the entire House was 40 percent; a 9 percentage point increase from 2009, while the Senate averaged 42 percent, a 3 percentage point increase from 2009. As a Representative with a score above 80 percent, Rep. Miller consistently voted to reign in deficit spending, reduce the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers.
“Anyone can talk about cutting waste and taxes. Rep. Miller is of the rare breed who ‘walks the walk’ by voting to ease the burden of a cumbersome, bloated federal government,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said.
For the 111th Congress, second session, CCAGW rated 46 key votes in the House. The Ratings separate the praiseworthy from the profligate by evaluating important tax, spending, and transparency and accountability measures. CCAGW applauds those Members of Congress who clung to their waste--‐cutting mission in the face of a recalcitrant spendthrift majority.
“On behalf of taxpayers, we thank and applaud the Taxpayer Heroes for their votes to cut wasteful spending, reduce taxes, and make government more accountable to taxpayers,” said Schatz. Unfortunately, far too many members demonstrated little regard for the consequences of failing to reduce the record $1.3 trillion deficit and $14.7 trillion debt, and constituents should admonish them for their poor ratings.”
Visit www.ccagw.org for the complete 2010 Congressional Ratings.The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation's largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.