Conservatives Fighting to End the Budget Insanity

“Our country is swimming in a sea of red ink, with annual deficits projected to rise rapidly from $534 billion this year to more than $1.3 trillion by 2026 while our national debt is slated to increase by nearly $10 trillion over the next decade. The longer we wait to fix this problem, the more likely we are to have a debt crisis. In order to get our debt under control and put America back on a path toward fiscal responsibility, one of the first things we must do is change the budget process… It is time for Washington to be honest with the American people about the realities of our current fiscal situation.“ ­Senator David Perdue (R-GA)

Georgia Republican [score]David Perdue[/score] is not generally considered the most conservative of politicians in Congress. He’s an establishment Senator who has maintained a thoroughly unimpressive moderate streak through his first couple of years in Washington, D.C. However, in one area, Perdue has fought the good fight (generally speaking) and is continuing to bang the drum of warning. Perdue has been calling all of America to rise up in response to the incredibly dangerous budget problems that our nation is currently facing.

Perdue recently co-wrote an op-ed for the Washington Times on the very real danger our nation faces due to our budgetary insanity.

From Senator David Perdue (R-GA):

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Our country is swimming in a sea of red ink.

The national debt is over $19 trillion today and will grow to nearly $10 trillion over the next decade.

To call out this fiscal mess, I joined Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Budget and Fix the Debt, in writing an op-ed about how to repair the budget process.

It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on. We all know that Washington’s budget process is broken and must be fixed. It no longer supports funding our nation’s top priorities.

We outlined three steps Congress should take going forward: 

  1. Make the budget resolution a law.  
  2. Include all revenue and spending in the budget, including interest on the debt.  
  3. Hold Congress accountable if it fails to responsibly fund the government.

Until we fix the way Washington funds the federal government, one thing is clear, the results will not change.

Also, if you haven’t seen Senator Perdue’s video on “Putting the Debt in Perspective” you can see it below.

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today released a video entitled “Putting The Debt In Perspective,” where he talks directly to Georgians about the real costs associated with Washington’s skyrocketing debt. This is the third installment in Senator Perdue’s budget video series on the national debt. View the first video entitled “Four Words Rarely Heard In Washington” and the second video entitled “Guiding Budget Principles.”

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