Our nation faces a serious fiscal crisis. We are 15 trillion dollars in debt and under President Obama we will have our fourth consecutive year of trillion dollar deficits, a first in our nation's history. His latest budget proposal offers nothing but more spending, more debt, and higher taxes. The Democrats who control the Senate have chosen to abandon their responsibility altogether; they have not even bothered to offer a budget in three years. They are betting that they can win in November on a campaign of dishonest scare tactics.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on several budget proposals. I voted for the Republican Study Committee (RSC) budget because it would balance the budget and pay off the debt faster than anything else that was proposed. Unfortunately, the RSC budget did not pass. The good news is the budget offered by Rep. Paul Ryan did pass with the votes of all but ten Republicans. While I would have preferred the RSC budget, the two plans share the same core principles: reducing debt and deficits through spending cuts, tax and entitlement reform, and a commitment to strong national defense.
America deserves better than the cynical political games Harry Reid and Barack Obama are playing. I'm proud to say Republicans have done the work we were sent here to do by offering bold solutions that give the American people an honest alternative to big government liberalism. I look forward to continuing to be your advocate for limited government and fiscal responsibility.
"I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts." - Ronald Reagan
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