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Forcing the federal government to spend less is a national imperative

July 25, 2011
By Rep. Dan Benishek M.D. , Daily Press

WASHINGTON - As Congressional leaders and the White House continue to negotiate a deal to raise the debt limit another $2.4 trillion, I have consistently stated that I will not support any increase in the federal debt limit unless it is paired with significant spending reductions, enforceable caps in the amount the government can spend going forward, and the approval of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 
 
 

 

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