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RECORD BELIES SHEPHERD'S CLAIMS

Rep. Karen Shepherd proclaims that she has Utah's best interests at heart. Let's review her most current voting record and see what the facts say. Karen voted for the following legislation:

1. HR3759: fiscal 1994 disaster emergency. Includes $1.2 billion for U.N. "peacekeeping." Total cost: $11.1 billion. Average cost per household: $112.2. H Con Res 218: fiscal 1995 budget resolution. Includes a $175.4 billion deficit with even bigger deficits over the next five years. Total cost: $1.541 trillion. Average cost per household: $15,579.

3. HR4092: omnibus crime bill. Packed with "pork." Total cost: $27.5 billion. Average cost per household: $278.

4. HR4426: fiscal 1995 foreign aid. A giveaway of taxpayer money (that we first must borrow) to foreign governments. Total cost: $13.6 billion. Average cost per household: $137.

5. HR6: elementary and secondary education. This is a state and local matter, not the federal government's. Total cost: $12.7 billion. Average cost per household: $128.

In regard to items 1-5, what the IRS doesn't take in taxes is applied directly to the deficit. Karen also voted against H Con Res 218: fiscal 1995 budget (Solomon Amendment). This included meaningful spending cuts that would balance the budget by 1999. Total savings: $698 billion. Average savings per household: $7,057.

Michael Zufelt

West Jordan