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Balance the Federal Budget

Balance the Federal Budget

Our country faces a debt crisis because of Washington’s reckless spending and borrowing. We have been running trillion dollar deficits on our way to $19 trillion national debt and the United States Senate couldn’t even pass a budget for four years in a row.

It’s time for leadership the Florida way, not the Washington way. We balance our budgets, cut taxes, and paid down debt in Florida. It's time for Washington to learn the same lesson. That's why balancing the budget will be one of my top legislative priorities.

Like Florida, Washington should pass a balanced budget amendment. Second, we should cap the rate of spending increases to the rate of inflation plus population growth. We should also build an automatic “sunset” provision into every single Federal program so that our government isn't stuck paying for outdated, costly programs.

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