National Taxpayer Union Scorecard

John Campbell
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Posted: Apr 24, 2008 11:00 AM

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) recently unveiled their Congressional ratings for the first session of the 110th Congress.  They derive “ratings” by measuring the strength of support for reducing spending and regulation and opposing higher taxes. The higher the score, the better.  Interestingly enough, no single legislator has scored a perfect 100 in the several years NTU has been conducting its scorecard.  Between 2006 and 2007, the average "Taxpayer Score" in the House fell from 39 percent to 35 percent.    While the Senate's average plummeted by 11 points, from 48 percent to 37 percent.

Only 52 lawmakers attained scores sufficient to receive an ‘A’ and be dubbed friend of the taxpayer. Below you will find a list of those receiving an ‘A’ in the House:

Flake

Arizona

A

Franks

Arizona

A

Royce

California

A

Tancredo*

Colorado

A

Hensarling

Texas

A

Lamborn

Colorado

A

Shadegg

Arizona

A

Barrett

South Carolina

A

Sensenbrenner

Wisconsin

A

Paul*

Texas

A

Pence

Indiana

A

Jordan

Ohio

A

Blackburn

Tennessee

A

Westmoreland

Georgia

A

Deal

Georgia

A

Foxx

North Carolina

A

Johnson, S.

Texas

A

Campbell

California

A

Linder

Georgia

A

Garrett

New Jersey

A

Price

Georgia

A

Myrick

North Carolina

A

Pitts

Pennsylvania

A

Boehner

Ohio

A

McHenry

North Carolina

A

Sali

Idaho

A

Cantor

Virginia

A

Feeney

Florida

A

Duncan

Tennessee

A

Rohrabacher

California

A

Akin

Missouri

A

Miller

Florida

A

Cannon

Utah

A

Bachmann

Minnesota

A

Gingrey

Georgia

A

Issa

California

A

Wilson

South Carolina

A

Neugebauer

Texas

A

Ryan

Wisconsin

A

Burton

Indiana

A

King

Iowa

A

Chabot

Ohio

A