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‘Spending Revolt’ Bus Tour Comes to Michigan

The Spending Revolt national bus tour is on the move and coming to Michigan.

Billing itself as a "broad coalition of taxpayers, business owners, women, families and policy organizations," the tour hopes to bring awareness to the "massive spending crisis" in America. The group notes that the national debt has surpassed $13 trillion and the deficit is closing in on countries with huge fiscal problems like Greece.

The tour will make five stops in Michigan, from Friday, August 27 through Monday, August 30. Stops will take place in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit (two stops) and Troy. Events will take place at the Republican and Democratic state conventions, a barbecue, a Lansing Lugnuts baseball game and a Detroit Lions pre-season football game.

"For too long, our elected officials have been on a spending binge that has led to out-of-control debt and monstrous deficits," says the group's website. "The bottom line is that Washington operates on a spend-first, pay-later approach that has left our financial security and the financial security of our children and grandchildren in jeopardy...we've got to cut up the national credit card and live within our nation's means."

For more information about when and where these events take place, please check out the "Events" section on the website for the tour,  


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