Sunday, April 13, 2008

Congressman Tim Walz Receives a Failing 'F' Rating From National Taxpayers Union

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brad Biers
April 11, 2008


April 11, 2008 (Rochester, MN) - The non-partisan National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently released its ratings for the 2007 session of Congress. The NTU rates all votes that affect taxes, spending, debt, and regulatory burdens on consumers and taxpayers. Congressman Tim Walz (MN - 01) scored 3%, earning an F rating, the lowest score amongst the Minnesota Congressional delegation and well below the average of Democrats in Congress.

"I am very disappointed that the Congressman is not prioritizing fiscal issues in an economy that is struggling," said First Congressional District Candidate Brian Davis. "What we need is a Congressman who focuses on the bottom line and works to reduce spending and taxes. People all across southern Minnesota are tightening their family budgets because of the increased cost of gasoline, food and other household items."

"I'm not a career politician who thinks Congress can solve everything if it just spends more," Davis continued. Davis, a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, attended today's monthly meeting where Congressman Walz gave a presentation. Davis remarked, "As evident by many of the Congressman's comments today, he believes in a tax and spend philosophy which is bad for our national economy and that of southern Minnesota. The National Taxpayers Union ranking demonstrates this unfortunate fact."

Brian Davis is the endorsed Republican candidate in the First District of Minnesota. He lives in Rochester where he and his wife Lori are raising 4 children.