Reckless government spending endangers our country's financial stability while threatening the prosperity of future generations. With record deficits and $17 trillion of national debt, Congress still offers million dollar solutions to trillion dollar problems. As Congressman, John will tackle our out-of-control spending head on by pushing for a balanced budget amendment.
In inflation-adjusted dollars, the office's total budget--including federal funds--rose 49% over eight years. As for how Bruning spent state taxes, we found that his office's general fund--which is funded by state taxes, primarily sales and income taxes--was up 13% in inflation-adjusted dollars in eight years, from fiscal years 2003 to 2011.
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