181 Reps, 44 Senators earn dubious honor

WASHINGTON– Americans for Tax Reform has released its annual "Enemies of the Taxpayer" honors for those members of Congress who consistently rejected the interests of the taxpayers during the first session of the 106th Congress.
Senators and Representatives earn an "Enemy of the Taxpayer" award for failing to score above a 25 in ATR\’s Congressional ratings.  Not scoring higher than a 25 in ATR\’s ratings indicates consistent opposition to proposals that would ease the onerous burden and cost of government.  Those who were awarded an "Enemy" award refused to help lighten the ever-increasing massive load that is government, a load borne by Americans of every occupation and income level.
ATR named a total of 225 "Enemies of the Taxpayer." Of those 44 were Senators while 181 Congressmen.  Some of these enemies include:
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM)
Rep. Lois Capps (CA22)
Rep. Mark Udall (CO02)
Rep. Lane Evans (IL17)
Rep. Baron Hill (IN09)
Rep. Dennis Moore (KS03)
Rep. Bill Luther (MN06)
Sen. Charles Robb (VA)
Rep. Shelley Berkeley (NV01)
Rep. Rush Holt (NJ12)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY04)
Rep. Jay Inslee (WA01)
Rep. David Wu (OR01)
Rep. Joe Hoeffel (PA13)
A complete list of the "Enemies of the Taxpayer" as well as the "Heroes of the Taxpayer" is available at ATR\’s website www.atr.org