Sent to me by the Tancredo campaign:
Yesterday I outlined a bold plan to cut spending and balance the state budget.
If you’re tired of spineless politicians making a mess of the public purse, you’ll love my plan.
Day 1: Direct my cabinet heads to develop a plan to cut spending across the board by 10 percent at the department level.
Year 1: While broad based cuts are being implemented, I’ll bring leading fiscal conservatives to the seat of government and we will scrutinize every department, agency, division, program and statute with an eye toward ferreting out waste and excess.
This plan isn’t rocket science, nor should it be. When revenues don’t match expenditures, you cut.
As Governor, I will cut.
In the least surprising news of the cycle, today the Denver Post criticized my budget balancing plan. Said it wasn’t nuanced enough. Said it can’t be done.
To the Denver Post and all the lobbyists and legislators and liberals who defend the disastrous status quo down at the statehouse who say I can’t cut budgets, I say this: watch me.
And I need your help to get this message out. My campaign team is developing an extensive media program to talk about our 10 percent government reduction plan.
We’ll run TV and radio ads, go on conservative talk radio shows, use email and blogs, write editorials and brief influential columnists to get our message out that I have the only serious plan in this election to slash government spending.
Will you give $25, $50 or $100 dollars to help us drive this message?
We’re rapidly closing in the polls, and our message of tough leadership will appeal to independent and even some Democrat voters who are fed up with broken bloated government.
If you give today, I will spend every penny driving this message: the liberals say ‘you can’t cut budgets’.
I say, watch me.
We can win this election with your help. Please make a contribution today so we can get this strong message to the voters.
Thank you for all your help and support.
PS We have all the momentum right now and we need to build on it. Your contribution of $25, $50, or $100 today will make that happen. Thanks so much for whatever you can do!