A Balanced Budget - By Gregg Harper

Statement

By:  Gregg Harper
Date: March 21, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Hello--

House and Senate lawmakers revealed contrasting visions for the federal government this week with competing 2014 budget plans.

House budget writers produced a plan to save $4.6 trillion and balance the budget over the next ten years.

Senate policymakers drafted a budget that asks taxpayers for $923 billion in new taxes and never balances. Ever.

For years, I have urged Congress to write a budget that cuts spending, modernizes our outdated tax code, and removes regulatory burdens that cripple our small businesses.

The House Republican plan meets these goals.

It's simple: Your family balances their budget. My office balances our budget. And the state of Mississippi balances its budget.

Now more than ever, it's time for the federal government to balance the budget.