Over the years, Washington has spent money it has not had and borrowed money it could not pay back, and because of that, our national debt currently stands at more than $17 trillion. The current debt crisis our nation faces is a direct result of out-of-control spending.
As a member of Congress, I have been working to reduce funding and get our country’s spending under control. From small steps, like cutting my office budget by 20 percent, to large steps, like joining my colleagues in passing a budget that cut the deficit by $23 billion, I will continue the fight to end the runaway borrowing and spending of the past.
Every day, families throughout Ohio and the United States make decisions about how to budget and live within their means. We should expect the same thing from Washington. If you agree, sign the petition below and tell Congress and President Obama that we want responsibility and restraint in the federal budget. It’s common sense.