Congress needs to get America’s fiscal house in order

US Representative Vern Buchanan

US Representative Vern Buchanan

By the time you finish reading this, our national debt will have increased by over $5 million. Currently at $31 trillion, the debt is a ticking time bomb that is driving us to the brink of bankruptcy and placing an immoral burden on our children and our children’s children. grandchildren. And if that doesn’t scare you, consider the fact that about a third of our debt is held by foreign countries, including China.


U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan waves to spectators at a rally for former President Donald Trump at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in July 2021.

Now is the time to act as Washington debates raising the debt limit. Nobody wants to default on their debt, but we also can’t afford to keep spending money we don’t have. And we can’t keep raising the debt ceiling without addressing the root cause of the debt itself—the massive overspending of the federal government.


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