WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate fiscal conservative, with the 2011 Taxpayers’ Friend Award. In conjunction with the award, NTU gave Inhofe an “A” rating for his fiscally responsible voting record during the first session of the 112th Congress.
“As a consistent fiscal conservative, I remain committed to these principles – especially when our national debt is out of control and unemployment remains high,” said Inhofe. “Despite difficult economic times, President Obama and Congressional Democrats continue to pursue their tired tax and spend approach that has actually made things worse – not better. That’s because Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. I am committed to preventing wasteful government spending and lowering taxes on American families. I appreciate NTU’s work in representing taxpayers across the nation with an economically sound voice, and am humbled to receive this award.”
NTU President Duane Parde said, “As our nation continues to confront challenges to a strong economic recovery, fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. has never been more important. Fortunately Oklahomans could count on Senator Inhofe, to whom NTU is proud to present a Taxpayers’ Friend Award. If every Member of Congress voted as carefully as Senator Inhofe, current and future generations of Americans could enjoy much lower taxes and a less wasteful government. Hardworking families in Oklahoma and across the nation owe him a debt of gratitude for his effort on their behalf.”