Senator Carper to Hold News Conference on Skyrocketing Deficit

~By 2009, each person’s share of the national debt will be $35,283~ Press Conference Monday, March 8, 2004

Wilmington, DE – Senator Tom Carper will hold a press conference on Monday, March 8, 2004, urging President Bush and congressional leaders to put the nation’s fiscal house back in order. Studies show that every minute the Bush administration spends $991,000 more than it takes in, leading to a record deficit this year of nearly $500 billion. Despite rhetoric from the administration to the contrary, those deficits are not going away anytime soon. The Senate this week will take up its annual budget resolution, and Senator Carper plans to offer an amendment that will force Congress and the Bush administration to get serious about budget discipline and to look for ways to pay for any new tax cuts or spending increases. WHO: Senator Tom Carper WHAT: Press conference on the federal deficit WHEN: Monday, March 8, 2004 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. WHERE: Senator Carper’s New Castle County Office 1 Christina Center 301 North Walnut Street Suite 102L-1 Wilmington, DE 19801 **Please bring photo I.D. and check in at the Bank One security desk