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Billboard 100: “They Spend. You Pay!”

By | September 30th, 2010

Congress skipped town without a budget and having ducked a vote on tax cuts. But still, the federal spending tap is gushing.

They Spend. You Pay!

WhoSaidYouSaid has launched billboards throughout Colorado with that pointed message: “They Spend. You Pay!” When the campaign is completed in October, the billboards will have been in 100 locations: seven in Fort Collins, seven in Grand Junction, with the remainder in the Denver metro area. Here’s a map of current billboard locations.

Here’s some recent coverage of the billboard campaign by The Denver Post: WhoSaidYouSaid catches its “They Spend You Pay” stride.

In the video above, you can see this cast of elected officials on the billboard, in front of a blank check:

President Barack Obama?
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet?
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper?
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter?
U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey?
U.S. Rep. John Salazar?

The billboards invite citizens to “Stop Payment” on reckless ?spending by visiting and send “Stop Payment”? notices to those officeholders. Federal spending has ballooned to $3.7 trillion, we have a $1 trillion budget deficit and are $13 trillion in debt.

Take some time today and send these representatives a “Stop Payment” notice.

For months, WhoSaidYouSaid has been documenting, publishing and commenting upon the statements of public officials, activists and citizens regarding the role of government, taxation, the economy and regulation.

Now it’s time to take action.

It’s critical to remember that we can easily communicate with our representatives. If you visit the “They Spend. You Pay!” portion of our website, you can send a “Stop Payment” notice to your elected officials. If there’s anything that we’re learning this year, it’s that those representing us may be finally paying attention to an outraged public.

Also, just for fun, we’re sponsoring a Facebook scavenger hunt to see who can capture and post pictures of the most billboards. You should play.

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