Today, Freshman Rep. Diane Black (TN) published an Op-Ed in The Hill on continuing her efforts to limit the size of government and taking hold of the budget.
Read an excerpt below:
After watching the reckless spending spree of the past few years, I knew getting our nation’s finances in order would be difficult. But now that I’m here in Washington examining how the government spends our money, I can honestly say the situation is worse than I ever imagined. Today, with the release of the President’s budget, it is clear that this Administration is still unwilling to make the tough choices necessary to get America back on track.
Much has been made of the President’s plan to freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years. But after the two-year spending binge that included government bailouts, health care, stimulus, cash for clunkers, TARP—and the list goes on—this spending freeze amounts to a hollow promise. It’s too little too late.