The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) called Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick as a “Taxpayer Hero” for his efforts in 2009 to cut wasteful spending and reduce taxpayers’ burden. Minnick is the highest ranked Democrat in Congress cited by CCAGW.
“Minnick is the first Democratic Taxpayer Hero since 2006 and deserves special recognition for this achievement,” CCAGW president Tom Schatz said in a news release. “His vote rating shows that is it not impossible for Democrats to vote to cut wasteful spending, reduce the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers.”
"We're obviously very pleased by the continued recognition of Walt's effective approach for Idaho, and of his opposition to runaway government spending, bailouts and earmarks," said John Foster, Minnick’s campaign manager.