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Republican MI 11

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment

    by Representative David A. Trott

    Posted on 2015-02-03

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    TROTT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TROTT. Mr. Speaker, the President presented his budget yesterday, and I am disappointed to say that it is just more of the same tax-and- spend policies that we have seen over the past 6 years--$4 trillion of spending, $2 trillion in new taxes, and more deficits for the next 10 years.

    I have only been in Washington for a month, but the prevailing message from the President seems to be that politicians know better than the people, that Big Government is the solution, and that huge deficits are just part of life. This experiment has failed and has hurt the hardworking taxpayers in my district, who built our economy. Since 2009, the debt has grown from $10 trillion to $18 trillion. The new budget has the debt at $26 trillion in 10 years, and interest payments alone on our national debt will quadruple in the next 10 years.

    Now more than ever we need a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution. It is a simple concept: force the Federal Government to live within its means. Families do it; businesses do it; cities, counties, and States are doing it. I urge my colleagues to join me as cosponsors of House Joint Resolutions 1 and 2.


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