September 25, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received the "Tax Fighter Award" and an ‘A' grade by the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) for his record of limiting taxes and government spending and promoting free enterprise in the 110th Congress. Senator Inhofe has been given the "Tax Fighter Award" every year since 1996.
"I want to thank Mr. Uhler and the National Tax Limitation Committee for honoring me with the ‘Tax Fighter Award'," said Sen. Inhofe. "As U.S. Senator, I take seriously my oath to uphold the Constitution. One of my top priorities in Washington is to protect the American people from wasteful spending. My record shows that I put the taxpayer first when it comes to spending decisions with their tax dollars. I will continue to stand up for the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and lower taxes."
NTLC President Lewis K. Uhler praised Senator Inhofe's strong record saying, "Senator Inhofe's votes on tax and spending issues in the 110th Congress earned him an ‘A' grade and the Tax Fighter Award.
"Senator Inhofe has led the battle on behalf of taxpayers to make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent, to eliminate the death tax, to kill the Alternative Minimum Tax, to eliminate the 1993 tax increase on Social Security earnings, to provide incentives for private savings, investment, and job creation and to control the growth of federal spending.
"Senator Inhofe has been a major asset to taxpayers across America during his congressional service. He has had the courage to challenge the orthodoxy of Washington spending and earmarks," concluded Uhler.
The National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) has been at work since 1975, it is one of the longest standing and strategically oriented pro-taxpayer/entrepreneur organizations in America. Its mission has been to make structural changes in fiscal and governance practices at all levels of government, and to limit and control taxes and spending, so as to enhance the power and freedom of individuals and their enterprises. NTLC publishes a congressional scorecard at the conclusion of each Congress, as it has for more than a quarter century.