- Reduce spending to live within our means
- Balance the budget
- Reform government programs and eliminate waste
Government does not have a revenue problem—it has a spending problem. Federal spending is out-of-control and must be reduced so the government can live within its means. The federal government is on an unsustainable path—with a national debt in excess of $21 trillion. Without action, this debt will threaten the future prosperity of our nation.
I support a balanced, pro-growth agenda of lowering spending, promoting a growth focused tax-code, and addressing the major drivers of the deficit—entitlement programs. These programs need comprehensive reform to ensure they are available for future generations.
I have also opposed unconditional increases in our nation’s debt limit. If we are going to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, we need to make corresponding reforms to get our fiscal house in order. Going forward, it is crucial that the House and Senate pass a budget that will put our country on the path to prosperity. In order to balance the budget, I support a Constitutional Amendment to require that the federal budget is balanced.
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|8/1/11||Hunter Opposes Latest Debt Limit Proposal, Cites U.S. Security|
|7/28/11||Boehner Debt Plan Keeps Country on Offense|
|7/21/11||Hunter Signals Opposition to any Debt Deal that Arbitrarily Cuts Defense Spending|
|7/18/11||Hunter Responds to President's Veto Threat of Cut, Cap and Balance Act|
|5/16/11||As Debt Limit Reached, Hunter Calls for Action on Bill to Guarantee Military Paychecks|
|5/4/11||Bill Guaranteeing Military Paychecks Underscored by Warning on Debt Limit|
|2/1/11||Hunter Prepares Alternative List of Defense Budget Efficiencies|