Steve Russell on Budget & Economy
Under this President, the federal debt has exceeded that of every previous president combined. With our national debt now at $17 trillion, there are serious concerns with our ability to pay back what we owe so that future generations can live in prosperity. Though President Obama and many Republicans have campaigned on lowering our national debt and balancing the budget, we have seen too little action and too much politically expedient rhetoric.
We must deal with our debt or our debt will deal with us. Now is our time to act. We must reduce spending now, and we must reduce the size and scope of the federal government.
Russell: Strongly Agree
Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.
Russell: The national deficit - We cannot continue to spend what we do not have. We must have a budget and an economic framework supported by less government and free enterprise.
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