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Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010 11:49 pm

"Conservative Warrior Will Take On the Big Spenders"

I am the only true conservative running for U.S. Congress in CD5. But why does that matter?

Americans are facing the greatest fiscal challenge of our time, and if we lose this fight, there won't be an America for future generations.

While serving in the state legislature, I sponsored the largest tax cut in Arizona history, and reduced the size and cost of Arizona government. I led tough ethics reforms and fought pork barrel spending. As a small businessman, I have created jobs in our community and I know what it takes to grow the economy.

My record is one of responding to this challenge and winning this fight for Arizonans, and I intend to take that same reformist spirit to Washington.

Economic incentives matter, but our federal government doesn't seem to understand this. The Obama-Pelosi agenda removes the most critical incentives for job creation and economic recovery.

Their overspending and failed policies are driving us towards a nightmare scenario. U.S. debt currently stands at $13 trillion dollars. But what does that mean for us?

It means that America is losing its place as the most free, prosperous nation on Earth because we failed to live within our means.

Economists predict that on January 1, 2011, the economy will freeze, we slide into a double-dip recession, and all of America's prosperity will be required to pay down what we owe to foreign bond investors.

Current government policies have turned the American dream upside down: we have become a society that taxes the worker to pay for overreaching government bureaucracies. We must restore fidelity to the Constitution.

We can create jobs and revive our economy, but we are not going to do it by raising taxes or growing government. I offer an alternative vision for America - a tax code that lets people keep more of what they earn, limited government, and economic freedom.

I believe I am the best candidate to carry the Republican banner in November. As a fiscal warrior, I will take on the Washington big spenders and restore prosperity to our great country.

David Schweikert is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. He is a small businessman, former Maricopa County Treasurer (2004-2007) and State Legislator (1991-1994). You can email David at david@david10.com or call him at home at (480) 659-9383.


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