Ribble Bill Prevents Taxpayer Funded Soccer Games for Terrorists

Mar 9, 2012 Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Taxes

Washington, D.C. – Representative Reid Ribble (WI-08) helped introduce, H.R.4188, a bill that would prevent the Department of Defense from using $750,000 in federal taxes to build a soccer field for Guantanamo Bay detainees.  The None of Our Funds in the Interest or for the Exercise or Leisure of Detainees (NO FIELD) Act would reduce next year’s discretionary spending limit for the security category by $750,000 and puts those savings toward deficit reduction.

“Millions of people across the country have had to make tough choices during these unfortunate economic times, and the fact that $750,000 is slated to go toward building a soccer field for terrorists is one of the most irresponsible and careless ways to spend taxpayer dollars,” said Ribble. “Our country needs to focus on spending money efficiently and effectively, not squander it away on unacceptable programs. This legislation shines a light on one example of wasteful government spending and I will continue to make sure that hardworking taxpayers don’t have to foot the bill for unwarranted projects.”