Duncan Statement on Reckless Spending Bills
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after voting no on two reckless spending bills in the House of Representatives:
“The $1.4 trillion, 2,300-page spending bills were released last night, not even 24 hours before the final vote in the House. The spending bills continue us on a dangerous fiscal trajectory, placing more insurmountable debt on our children and grandchildren. This is no way to govern or legislate, and I strongly voted no.
“I came to Washington to get our fiscal house in order. We are not $23 trillion in debt because we tax Americans too little; we’re in debt because we continually spend too much money and don’t root out unnecessary government programs. Funding Constitutional functions of government, like defense, is the right thing to do – just like paying the mortgage on your home is the responsible thing to do. But when you constantly use your credit card to make the payment, it is just flat wrong – especially when the next generation of American workers will be the ones that pay the debt. The federal government has plenty of money coming in, but if we don’t cut spending, no real or lasting change will ever be felt. I refuse to let us keep going down this path. The longer we wait to cut spending, the worse off the next generation of taxpayers will be.”