By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
$5 trillion cuts over the next decade, coupled with an end to ObamaCare AND major changes to Medicare and the U.S. tax code, would lead to a balanced budget and long-elusive fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C., for the American people, Save Jerseyans.
At least that’s the plan endorsed by the House on Tuesday, voting 228-199 on final passage for the historic $3.8 trillion budget.
Scott Garrett (R, NJ-05) offered his full-throated support from the floor.
“The American people deserve an honest conversation about Washington’s spending and borrowing, and they deserve a plan that preserves the American Dream for future generations,” the veteran conservative explained. “The reality is, with a growing $18 trillion national debt, we risk sending the bill for our reckless spending to our children and grandchildren unless we act immediately. That’s why today I supported a plan that reins in the out-of-control spending in Washington that threatens the economic well-being of our nation and hard-working Americans. Most importantly, this plan doesn’t raise taxes on New Jersey families at a time when they are struggling to get ahead. If American families must create household budgets and live within their means, so can the federal government.”
Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) agrees with his colleague.
“Today’s House-passed budget blueprint puts our Nation on a path of fiscal responsibility by balancing our federal budget in ten years, lessening deficits, funding our national priorities and saving and securing Medicare and Social Security — all without accounting gimmicks or higher taxes,” added Lance. “Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has called our national debt the single, biggest threat to our national security. The Balanced Budget for a Stronger America addresses this threat by restraining, reducing and containing out-of-control federal spending, deficits and debt.”