Today, U.S. Congressman Billy Long released the following statement on the failure of the Joint Select Committee to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the federal budget over ten years as required by the Budget Control Act.
"The failure of the supercommittee is very disappointing. Disappointing but not surprising in an environment where the Senate hasn't passed a budget in over 940 days."
"Our current spending level is unsustainable. We must reverse the massive spending and failed economic polices that brought us $15 trillion in debt and over 9% unemployment. The American people don't have the luxury of waiting until after the next election for Congress to act."