Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) joined fellow members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition today in releasing a comprehensive plan aimed at cutting spending and balancing the budget. The "Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform" provides a concrete pathway to reduced deficits, and includes a number of proposals that historically have earned bipartisan support.
"There's no doubt that the system is broken," said Barrow. "We've got to work together to fix it. That means making some tough choices to reduce spending and balance the budget. Folks in the 12th District of Georgia have had to tighten their belts, and now it's time that the federal government does the same thing."
Budget experts from across the political spectrum agree that Congress must put a plan in place now in order to balance the budget and lay the groundwork for sound fiscal policies in the future. The attached Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform puts forth concrete proposals that can be taken to achieve these goals.