“Green Scissors” shows path to cut $380 billion from federal budget

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“Green Scissors” shows path to cut $380 billion from federal budget

“GREEN SCISSORS” REPORT TO SHOW EASY PATH TO CUT
$380 BILLION FROM FEDERAL BUDGET

Left-right coalition identifies fast, easy, effective savings
via cuts to wasteful, environmentally harmful subsidies

“Green Scissors” brings together an unlikely alliance of conservative, taxpayer, consumer and environmental groups united behind one message:  The place to start trimming government spending is where Congress is subsidizing environmental harm.

WHAT:

Press conference to announce the release of “Green Scissors 2011: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending.” Report details how Congress can cut $380 billion from the federal budget simply by cutting unneeded subsidies that actually harm the environment.

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Hotel Monaco
225 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

WHO:

– Ryan Alexander, Executive Director, Taxpayers for Common Sense
– Eli Lehrer, Vice President, Heartland Institute
– Representatives from local free-market and environmental organizations

Green Scissors 2011 is being released by four organizations: progressive environmental group Friends of the Earth, deficit hawk Taxpayers for Common Sense,  consumer watchdog Public Citizen, and free-market think tank The Heartland Institute.

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