At a time when our country is piling up unprecedented deficits, we need a budget that lays out a clear vision for the future of our country and puts us on a path toward balance.
That's why I introduced a fiscal year 2013 budget resolution in April that would reduce our debt, lower our spending and put us on a path to a balanced budget.
I introduced the "Restoring Balance" budget plan because the president's budget only continues down the path of ever greater spending, and the majority party in control of the Senate has refused to produce and mark up a budget at all. This is a complete abdication of leadership.
Restoring Balance would balance our budget in eight years and calls for comprehensive tax reform that would create badly needed jobs and prosperity.
Restoring Balance also would:
Promote pro-growth economic policies that will create jobs and prosperity
Implement medical malpractice reform
Replace the defense sequester with additional non-defense discretionary spending reductions
Block grant welfare programs and impose mandatory spending caps.