Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the U.S. House have voted for responsible government and spending discipline by passing a 2013 budget that promotes economic growth, reduces the national debt, and cuts reckless spending to protect America's taxpayers.
"The United States is more than $15.5 trillion in debt, with the debt threatening the economic future of our children and grandchildren," said Hartzler. "It is time to get runaway spending under control. The current situation is simply not acceptable."
"Our budget cuts more than $5 trillion in spending from the President's budget over the next ten years and makes our tax structure easier and more competitive," continued Hartzler. "It reduces debt as a share of the economy and puts the nation on a path to actually paying off our huge national debt. With real unemployment topping 15 percent we must focus on policies that encourage significant growth. We do that by promoting energy independence, repealing the President's costly health care takeover, and keeping taxes low for all taxpayers."
"It is immoral to keep borrowing today and to pass the bill along to future generations," added Hartzler. "The U.S. Constitution puts forth a very lean vision of government, articulating few and specific roles for federal bodies. Now is the time to return to fiscal prudence. We begin the process with this budget."
Vicky Hartzler, elected to Congress in November of 2010, serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.