With a national debt of more than $17 trillion that is growing every minute, the status quo is unsustainable and unacceptable. Passing this crushing debt onto our children and grandchildren is not right. While there is still a lot of work to be done to get spending under control, the Republican majority in the House has made a difference:
- For the first time since the Korean War, total spending decreased three years in a row – by a total of $165 billion.
- We have voted to cut billions in waste from the IRS, reduce spending at the EPA, limit abuse in food stamp programs, and defund Obamacare slush funds.
- Congress is tightening its own belt, cutting its own budget by 14% and freezing our pay.
While our efforts to cut spending have run into roadblocks from big spenders like President Obama and Harry Reid in the Senate, we are starting to stem the tide.