We need to get our country back on the right fiscal path.
This is our opportunity to fulfill the promises we made to the American people. We cannot afford to let this moment pass. Building a Better America sets us on a sustainable fiscal path, promotes our security, and encourages prosperity.
DEVELOPS A SUSTAINABLE SPENDING PATH BY BALANCING IN 10 YEARS
The budget deficit and our national debt are impediments to greater prosperity and a threat to the security of future generations. Our budget balances in 10 years and calls for reforms of government programs to put us on a sustainable spending path.
PROMOTES ECONOMIC GROWTH
For the last eight years, government has hindered economic growth. That will no longer be the case. Our budget calls for reducing burdensome regulations, and it suggests key reforms to our tax code and government programs that will help unleash the potential of the American economy.
STRENGTHENS OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE
There is no greater task for the federal government than to protect its citizens and the homeland. Our budget calls for increased funding for our military and provides significant resources for our homeland security, including protecting our border.
RETURNS POWER BACK TO THE STATES
Our budget calls for returning significant authority to the states, which have both the ability and the will to reform and modernize programs that serve their residents. These laboratories of democracy, not the federal government, are where these reforms should happen.
REFORMS AND STRENGTHENS GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE IMPROVING ACCOUNTABILITY
Hardworking Americans earn every tax dollar that the federal government collects. Responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars is a fundamental tenent of our budget resolution. At every opportunity possible, our budget encourages reforms of government programs and improves accountability, while generating better outcomes for Americans.
For years, House Republicans have made a commitment to balance the budget. With our national debt and deficits continuing to increase at an unsustainable rate, the time to take action is now. We no longer have the option to shy away from our responsibility to promote a fiscal path that helps create prosperity and ensures opportunity for future generations.
Our budget,Building A Better America, balances within 10 years. For too long, the federal government’s excessive spending has put future generations at risk. Massive tax increases or crippling austerity measures are the natural conclusion of our current rate of spending, and future generations will pay the price. Failure to take swift and decisive action is inexcusable.
The status quo is not acceptable. Our budget is one of sustainability, smaller government, stronger national security, and more freedom for individuals. The status quo is unsustainable spending, higher deficits and debt, higher taxes bigger government, and more federal control over the lives of Americans.
We have a better way.
In past years, the budget resolution passed by the House Budget Committee has been a statement of principles – a vision for a long-term fiscal path to sustainability and prosperity. This year is different. The budget resolution is no longer a theoretical outline with little chance of implementation. It is the concrete fulfillment of our promise to the American people.
To achieve these goals, our budget resolution provides a path that will require subsequent legislation. But this Congress is committed to following through on our promises.
Building a Better America achieves the goals we have laid out this year and in past Congresses.