Will a GOP Congress Ever Balance the Budget?

By Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

Two months after the election heard around the world, I’m worried that the more things have changed, the more they have stayed the same in Congress.

Voters swept the Republican Party into full control of the federal government, expecting us to honor our promises to put a stop to a reckless status quo that is mortgaging their futures.

So what’s the first order of business for Republicans in Congress?

To pass a budget that doesn’t balance.  Ever.

To pass a budget that will put our voters on the hook for $9.7 trillion of new debt over ten years.

Is that really what we campaigned on?  Is that why voters turned out to the polls?

I know it’s not why Kentucky sent me to Congress. 

The budget’s defenders tried to sell me on it as just a “vehicle to repeal Obamacare.”  I’ve even been told that it’s “just numbers” and not really a budget.

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