Tuesday, The National Taxpayers Union (“NTU”) announced that Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, has been named a “Taxpayer’s Friend” by the National Taxpayers Union. Brooks is one of only 48 U.S. House members to be so honored. The National Taxpayers Union is America’s leading grassroots, pro-taxpayer advocacy group.
“The NTU is America’s preeminent nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization focusing on restraining excess federal government spending and opposing higher taxes,” Brooks said. “I’m honored the National Taxpayers Union evaluated my voting record and declared me as one of only 48 Congressmen (out of 435) to receive their prestigious ‘Taxpayer’s Friend’ award for votes cast in 2019.”
“America’s national debt blew through $23 trillion in November, $24 trillion in April, and $25 trillion in May,” Brooks warned. “In April, the federal government set a record for the largest and worst ever one month deficit of $738 billion. In 2020, things will only get worse inasmuch as the federal government will spend at least $50,000 per American household this year! That spending is financed with taxes, higher debt, or inflation causing money printing. Unfortunately, Washington Socialists are hell-bent on bankrupting America and using the ensuing crisis to morph America into a Socialist country, with all of the poverty and economic malaise and loss of freedom and liberty that that entails.”
“Financial responsibility is more important now than ever,” Brooks stated. “I’ll continue to take pro-taxpayer stands for financial responsibility, and I’ll keep voting to avoid a disastrous American insolvency and bankruptcy. I’m thankful the National Taxpayers Union is an ally in the fight.”
In 2019, NTU based its comprehensive analysis on 153 U.S. House votes on bills that affect spending or require tax increases.
Congressman Brooks scored an 89 percent which is an A on NTU’s scorecard. The average House Republican scored 75 percent. The average score in the Alabama House delegation was 67 percent. No Alabama House delegation member ranked higher than Congressman Brooks.
U.S. Senator Doug Jones, D-Alabama, only received a seven percent score from the NTU. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, received a 32 percent score. Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Selma, received just a 6 percent rating. The NTU scored Reps. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, 59 percent, Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, 60 percent, Mike Rogers, R-Saks, 74 percent, Bradly Byrne, R-Montrose, 86 percent, and Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, 89 percent.
Founded in 1969, National Taxpayers Union is the “Voice of America’s Taxpayers.” Their stated mission is to achieve favorable policy outcomes using the most effective pro-taxpayer team on Capitol Hill and in the states. They claim that their lobbying skills, media savvy, policy expertise, and reputation for advancing pragmatic solutions are unrivaled. NTU was the driving force behind the successful push for comprehensive tax reform in 2017. “In the years ahead, we will push back on unprincipled revenue grabs across the country, roll back unnecessary regulations, and encourage the investment, innovation, and free trade that will guarantee economic growth and promote a thriving free enterprise system. Additionally, NTU will work to cut out-of-control government spending so that tomorrow’s generations won’t face higher taxes or lower living standards.”
Congressman Mo Brooks is in his fifth term representing Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District.