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South Dakota spenders and cutters in Congress

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Undated (KELO-AM) South Dakota Republicans John Thune and Kristi Noem were net cutters and Democrat Tim Johnson was a net spender, according to a study of the first session of the current Congress by the National Taxpayers Union.

Research Director Demian Brady says he compiled all the legislation proposed by members of Congress to come up with total net spenders or net budget cutters.  He says the total legislation proposed during the 113th Congress' first session would have added - if enacted - a net $1.09 trillion to the federal budget.

Brady says Congresswoman Noem's legislation would have resulted in net cuts of about $68 billion, about average for Republicans in the U-S House.

Senator Thune was one of the biggest cutters. Brady says his proposed legislation would have resulted in some $174 billion in net cuts.

Senator Johnson was a little bit higher than average among Democrat spenders. His legislation would have resulted in a net spending increase of about $20 billion.

See the entire study at: www.ntu.org/ntuf/7-10-14-study-less-active-113th-congress-agenda-still-spends-over-1-trillion.html

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