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Issue Position: Budget

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Each year, Congress is responsible for setting the federal budget and appropriating funds for all government functions.

The Democrat's majority did not pass a budget for FY2011 or any of the 12 regular appropriations bills. As a result, the government has continued to spend without any meaningful limits in place.

In the past four years, the gross national debt ballooned from $8.67 trillion to $14.1 trillion, an increase 63 percent. It took the U.S. 220 years, from the presidencies of George Washington to Bill Clinton, to accumulate the amount of debt that Democrats have added after just four years in power.

Debt of this level will stifle our economic growth. The solution for reviving our economy is straightforward: cut job-destroying government spending to allow employers to create jobs.


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