This week, the House will consider a balanced budget as part of Republicans’ long-term plan for jobs and economic growth.  With this budget, we stop spending money we don’t have, root out waste, and begin to pay down our debt.  

Of course, it isn’t enough for a budget to be good on the numbers.  It has to be good for the people at the heart of our economy – the workers and the builders.  Our budget does this by:

  • Establishing a real all-of-the-above energy policy to support more jobs and lower energy bills;
  • Overhauling the tax code to boost wages, bring jobs home, and make our innovators and manufacturers more competitive;  
  • Repealing ObamaCare to make way for reforms that lower costs for workers, families, and small businesses;
  • Enlisting states in the fight against poverty to encourage work and strengthen the safety net;
  • Ending cronyism and reining in red tape to restore fairness and opportunities for small businesses; and
  • Protecting and strengthening Medicare so that we keep our word to seniors and preserve the security and peace of mind they’ve earned.

Now, compare all this to the president’s budget, which was clearly written with Washington in mind.  It increases total spending over the next  years by 63 percent while passing the buck on reform altogether.  This is the same approach that led us into this new normal of slow growth and stagnant wages. 

Instead of settling for the status quo, our budget offers a path to opportunity, growth, and prosperity.  There are plenty of ways to learn more – whether it’s charts and graphs, tables, legislative text, even sitcom GIFs.  Be sure to let us know what you think.