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Legislation #: 951412 Introduction Date: 10/12/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 10/12/1995
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BLACKWOOD AND COUNCILMEMBER BACCHUS
Title: Proclaiming October as Deficit Reduction Awareness Month.

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10/12/1995

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10/12/1995

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RESOLUTION NO. 951412

 

Proclaiming October as Deficit Reduction Awareness Month.

 

WHEREAS, National Deficit Reduction Awareness Month is scheduled for October, 1995. It's purpose is to inform our citizens and taxpayers about the negative impacts of the federal deficit, the national debt, and the runaway growth of entitlement spending. The National League of Cities is working on this public education campaign with The Concord Coalition, a bi-partisan group of private citizens concerned about reducing the deficit and building a strong economy for the future; and

 

WHEREAS, our federal budget today is out of control. We are piling up debt at the rate of $9,600.00 per second and if we continue on this path, all Americans may soon face a bleak economic future. By the year 2012 mandatory federal spending on entitlement programs and interest on the national debt will consume all federal revenues, leaving nothing left over for national defense, education, environmental protection, or any other core function of government; and

 

WHEREAS, eliminating the federal deficit permits investment in the future. We are raising a generation with higher levels of poverty than any of our economic competitors around the world. The escalating federal deficits and national debt our country confronts are evidence of how critical it is for all of us to insist upon a better way. We can't continue to disinvest in our children or continue the old ways of borrow and spend; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby proclaim October to be Deficit Reduction Awareness Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and the urgent need for all in our community to become knowledgeable and aware of the dire need for our country to gain control over the budget deficits to protect and provide a secure future for ourselves and our children.

 

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