|Full Name Jonathan Bydlak|
Name Jonathan Bydlak
Residence Alexandria, VA
Alma mater Princeton University
|Nationality United States|
Political party Republican Party
|Born August 23, 1983 (age 32) (1983-08-23) Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.|
Education B.A. in Economics, 2005
Organization Coalition to Reduce Spending
Known for Ron Paul presidential campaign, 2008, Coalition to Reduce Spending
Coalition to reduce spending president jonathan bydlak on stossel fox news 1 26 2013
Jonathan Bydlak (born August 21, 1983) is founder and president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, an organization that advocates that all federal government spending be open for reduction and that increases in spending be met with equal offsets. He is the primary promoter of the "Reject the Debt Pledge," a pledge signed by candidates and elected officials who promise not to increase spending that is not offset elsewhere and not to vote for budgets that do not lead to balance.
- Coalition to reduce spending president jonathan bydlak on stossel fox news 1 26 2013
- The grover norquist of spending cuts jonathan bydlak and the coalition to reduce spending
- Early life
- Public life
- Coalition to Reduce Spending
- Reject the Debt Pledge
The grover norquist of spending cuts jonathan bydlak and the coalition to reduce spending
Bydlak grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts, and enrolled in Princeton University in 2001. Following a career in the financial sector as a hedge fund analyst, Bydlak joined the Ron Paul presidential campaign, 2008, serving in the capacity of fundraising director. He is also the founder of an independent consulting firm, Bydlak & Associates, LLC, whose clients ranged from federal and state political candidates to advocacy organizations and other non-profits.
Bydlak has written for numerous state and local media, including USA Today, Rare, The Hill, Forbes, and others. Red Alert Politics has profiled Bydlak, characterizing him as the "next Grover Norquist". This comparison was echoed by ReasonTV's Nick Gillespie, who profiled Bydlak in a piece which characterized him as "The Grover Norquist of Spending Cuts." Business Insider and The Fiscal Times have profiled Bydlak as well. John Stossel wrote a column highlighting the work of the Coalition in a syndicated column featured in Human Events, Reason Magazine, Townhall.com, The Washington Examiner, and the New Hampshire Union Leader
Bydlak has also appeared on TheBlaze TV with Andrew Wilkow. and on Fox Business Network's STOSSEL He has been featured on various regional and nationally syndicated radio shows, including The Jason Lewis Show, The Peter Schiff Show, Butler on Business (Atlanta), Price of Business (Houston), and The Guy Benson Show (Chicago).
Bydlak has also spoken at numerous public events. In 2015, he spoke on a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2015 moderated by commentator Deroy Murdock and joined by House Budget Chairman Tom Price. He has also been a featured speaker at Campaign for Liberty's Liberty Political Action Conference, sharing the stage with speakers including Rand Paul, Rep. Thomas Massie, and Morton Blackwell.
Coalition to Reduce Spending
In 2012, Bydlak founded the Coalition to Reduce Spending (CRS).
The primary policy goal of CRS is to advocate for reduced government spending. The Coalition's advocacy centers upon its Reject the Debt candidate pledge and its voter pledge. The candidate pledge states:
I pledge to the citizens of my state and to the American people that, except when related to a congressional authorization of force, I will:
ONE, consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance; and
The Coalition is funded entirely through private donors.
Reject the Debt Pledge
In its first year of existence, the pledge garnered 24 signatories nationwide, and an additional 38 have signed in 2013 in the runup to the 2014 election cycle. Notable pledge signers include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1), and Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3).
In February 2017, the Coalition launched the first-ever database tracking federal spending votes in real time. The tool is hosted publicly at SpendingTracker.org and cross-references Congressional Budget Office scores and public voting record to assign each member of Congress a unique "number," or total new spending he or she is responsible for. The tool has been profiled by FreedomWorks, Watchdog.org, the Cato Institute's Daily Podcast, and others.