The federal budget has been mismanaged for too long. Under President Obama, the already staggering national debt ballooned from $10 trillion to nearly $20 trillion. The current national debt stands at nearly $23 trillion, mortgaging our children’s future.
Believing that government can simply spend its way back to prosperity is dangerously simplistic and misguided. We must cut spending to ensure future generations are not saddled with debt.
As a former member of the House Budget Committee, Congressman McHenry supports a fiscally responsible approach to budgeting. We should cut, save, and incentivize economic growth instead of the usual tax, spend, and borrow approach. Congressman McHenry believes we should have a budget that slows discretionary spending and prioritizes investment in projects that truly stimulate economic growth. We must also ensure that our budget is balanced, does not raise taxes, or cut veterans’ health care and defense programs. The government watchdog group, Citizens Against Government Waste, rates Patrick McHenry as a "Taxpayer Hero."