Balancing the Budgetby Representative Richard Hudson
Posted on 2013-03-12
HUDSON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I ran for Congress to improve the lives of
North Carolinians by advancing initiatives that reinvigorate our
economy and put people back to work. To achieve this goal, we must curb
Washington's spending addiction and balance our budget.
For the sake of our country and the sake of our children and grandchildren, we must stop the reckless spending of our taxpayer dollars. It has weakened our liberty; it has diminished our prosperity; and it has mortgaged our future. I cannot, in good conscience, stand by and watch our Nation self-destruct because our leaders don't have the discipline to say enough is enough.
Just yesterday, the White House said that the President is not looking to balance the budget. This comes on the heels of 4 long years of Senate inaction to even merely present a budget.
Mr. Speaker, leadership on this issue is clearly long overdue. Fortunately, that leadership Americans thirst for can be found in the Chamber today as Chairman Paul Ryan presents a budget that balances in 10 years. I applaud his work and look forward to working against Washington's unbridled spending and for a path to economic prosperity.