Aug 01 2019
Webster Exceeds $3 Million Returned to Taxpayers
Leesburg, FL – A strong advocate for cutting wasteful government spending, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) today announced he has saved $3,300,699.58 in taxpayer dollars allotted to run his Congressional office, since his 2010 election.
“Washington operates on the principle that if money is appropriated, it should be spent,” said Rep. Daniel Webster. “During my service in Congress, I have exposed this flawed principle. Over the past eight years, I have returned more than $3 million dollars appropriated to my office.”
“If every area of the federal government began intentionally cutting waste, we could get a lot closer to balancing our budget and trimming the massive burden of debt that will be inherited by our children and grandchildren.”
Additionally, earlier this year Rep. Webster delivered a personal check to the Bureau of Fiscal Service at the Department of Treasury to rollback his salary to the 2008 amount. Although this may appear to be a small action given the trillions of dollars the federal government spends, it is a step in the right direction. If all federal government spending was rolled back to the 2008 amounts, we would no longer have a budget deficit.