Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Saxon calls on his opponent to use taxpayer dollars responsibly

My campaign released this press release earlier today.

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Saxon calls on his opponent to use taxpayer dollars responsibly

ATHENS, GA – Bobby Saxon, Democratic nominee for the Georgia 10th Congressional District, today released a statement in response to allegations Congressman Paul Broun abused franking privileges and may face a budget deficit for his congressional office this year.

“In a time when Americans are suffering from $4 gas prices, a mortgage crisis, and the threat of collapsing banks, Georgians deserve a Congressman who will be fiscally responsible and will make the best use of taxpayer money,” said Bobby Saxon, Georgia’s 10th Congressional District Democratic nominee. “Congressman Broun’s inability to manage his Congressional office budget is an indication of his willingness to use taxpayer money for his personal gain. Georgians need a Congressman who will be responsible in the use of the privileges granted to him by the voters of this district.”

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Since Jan. 1, Broun has boosted his name recognition with constituents through 10 mailings using his congressional "franking" privilege, spending nearly half his overall $1.38 million overall annual budget on communications alone, Roll Call reported.”

Saxon said, “I have repeatedly said that I do not believe Mr. Broun’s previous personal financial problems are a relevant issue in this election, however, this story does raise serious questions about his ability to properly manage taxpayer money. It concerns me deeply that Mr. Broun’s claim of fiscal responsibility negatively impacts needy children and military veterans, but does not apply to his insatiable desire to be re-elected at all costs. The citizens of this district deserve a Congressman that will put their needs before his personal agenda.”

Bobby Saxon is an Iraq War combat veteran and small business owner from Nicholson, Georgia. He is a Major in the Georgia Army National Guard and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pentagon. Bobby attends Bethany United Methodist Church, is a member of the American Legion Post 56 in Jefferson, GA and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872 in Athens, GA.

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