1,000 Days Without a BudgetPosted by Randy | January 24, 2012
The national debt is equal to $48,700 for every American or $128,300 for every U.S. household. It is now equivalent to the size of our entire economy. The simple truth is our national debt is skyrocketing and it is unsustainable.
Despite this fact, today marks the 1,000th day since the Senate has passed a budget for our federal government. In fact, when the Senate last passed a budget on April 29, 2009, the total national debt (including inter-governmental debt) was $11.15 trillion. Today, the total national debt is $15.2 trillion.
We cannot afford to continue putting off until later what needs to be done today. Real accountability lies in the now, not when problems are swept under the rug and left to be addressed at a later time. It is time Washington stopped skirting its most basic duties. Passing a federal budget should be the minimum obligation of elected leaders, especially in times of such economic uncertainty.
Over the past year, I have joined with my colleagues in passing several key solutions focused on removing government barriers to economic growth. You can read about those bills here. Additionally, you can read about a resolution I have cosponsored (H.Res. 516) noting the national importance of passing a federal budget.
Users are solely responsible for the opinions they post here and their comments do not necessarily reflect the views of Congressman Forbes.
Post a Comment
We encourage you to analyze and comment on the posts featured on this blog, but please understand that comments which include campaign content, engage in personal attacks, or include vulgar, profane, obscene, or inappropriate language will be removed from the site. Please note that there may be a brief delay in the publication of your comment.
RECENT POSTS12/18/2014 - Question of the week: Do you support the President’s announcement to reestablish diplomatic, economic, and travel ties with Cuba?
12/10/2014 - ACTION ALERT: New anti-amnesty amendment
12/08/2014 - Made in America
12/07/2014 - “A date, which will live in infamy.”
12/05/2014 - Some good news to share with you
12/03/2014 - ACTION ALERT: immigration