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Richard Tisei on Budget & Economy

Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate)

 


We must admit we have a spending problem

Sadly, as a result of current overspending and borrowing, every child born in America in 2014 will owe roughly $55,000 before he or she takes a first breath. That's no way to start a life.

Before we even begin a conversation about the federal debt, we have to do something many Washington politicians refuse to do: We must admit we have a spending problem. We also have to recognize that our debt problem is a bipartisan failure. These problems didn't appear overnight. They were created by years of short sightedness, poor decision-making and overspending by both Democrats and Republicans alike.

President Obama, when he was a U.S. Senator, called the 2006 debt ceiling increase a "sign of leadership failure." He was right. It is a moral failure that our politicians--both Republicans and Democrats--continue to spend at unprecedented levels that must be paid for by future generations. We must reform federal spending in order to preserve our way of life for the future.

Source: 2014 House campaign website, TiseiForCongress.com, "Issues" , Jan 23, 2014

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