Thank you for subscribing to my e-newsletter. This is a great way for me to keep you updated on all that is happening in South Carolina and Washington. This week has been busy as Congress debates how to keep the government open and handle the unaffordable, bureaucratic mess known as Obamacare.
The primary issue on everyone’s mind this week is defunding Obamacare – and rightfully so. The Unaffordable Care Act is raising premiums, forcing millions of Americans into part-time work, and raising taxes on hardworking American families. I am opposed to funding Obamacare, plain and simple.
However, we continue to overlook another major point as we deal with our country’s latest budget crisis. Short-term, month-to-month budgeting is no way to run a government. Even if we manage to avoid a government shutdown by early next week, we will be debating the same question in just a few short months. We can’t continue to place a band aid on Washington’s failure to pass a responsible, long-term budget. I went ‘On the Record’ with Greta van Susteren last night to discuss Washington’s failure to complete one of its most basic duties.
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When families sit down to plan their budgets, they are forced to make tough choices – like how to save for college, or simply how to get food on the dinner table that week. When small businesses open their doors, they have a plan to meet their payroll and keep their doors open with the revenue they bring in. The federal government has repeatedly failed to play by these same rules, and as a result, we move from crisis to crisis with no solution on the horizon for our growing fiscal mess. The government grows ever bigger and laden with bureaucratic hurdles that hurt our economy and hurt our families.
I applaud the effort to defund Obamacare and I will continue to be a strong supporter of efforts to repeal the law. However, it’s also time for Washington to show some fiscal foresight and pass a real, responsible, long-term budget.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.
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