About Us

Ending Spending, Inc. is dedicated to educating and engaging American taxpayers about wasteful and excessive government spending. In this troubled economy, now is the time to regain control of government spending, balance the budget, pay down the national debt, and restore fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C. We believe our elected representatives must end the practice of mortgaging the economic futures of our children and grandchildren to pay for present-day spending.

Information is the best tool we have to combat the debt crisis and hold politicians accountable for the policies that are bankrupting America and threatening the financial health of our families. As an initial step, Ending Spending – known originally as Taxpayers Against Earmarks – and its community of concerned citizens worked to expose the corrupting practice of earmarking. With the passage of a two-year ban on earmarks by the House and Senate – coupled with the President’s pledge to veto any bill that includes earmarks – we have changed our name and expanded our focus to the broader fiscal challenges facing our country.

Out-of-control government spending is a bipartisan problem with bipartisan origins. While Ending Spending’s individual supporters may be Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, Ending Spending is nonpartisan. Its mission is to educate taxpayers on how their money – and the billions of dollars borrowed every year – is being spent and to present solutions to the spending problem. Ending Spending will work to build broad coalitions to help solve the debt crisis at the federal and state level.

Ending Spending has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Ending Spending, Inc. are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

Learn more about the Ending Spending leadership:

Joe Ricketts Todd Ricketts Brian Baker
Joe Ricketts
Founder & Chairman
Todd Ricketts
Director & CEO
Brian Baker
President

Taxpayers Connected:

Our national debt is  
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and each American Taxpayer owes $119,236 of it.