Palazzo Supports Balanced Budget
Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1527, a Balanced Budget for a Stronger America:
“Today the House passed a balanced budget. This is something the president has never done, despite the fact that our country is $18 trillion dollars in debt and growing. It’s hard-working Americans that are bearing the effects of the federal government’s out of control spending problem and we can’t continue down this detrimental path.
“The budget we passed today proves that we can make robust, responsible spending cuts, while creating jobs and providing for the common defense of our nation. It’s time for the federal government to live within its means. If the president won’t balance the books, then we will.”
H.R. 1527 balances the budget in less than ten years and cuts $5.5 trillion in spending. It also calls for the full repeal of Obamacare and promotes patient-centered healthcare solutions. The bill gives more authority and flexibility to the states on a number of programs including education. H.R. 1527 also restores defense funding to ensure our men and women in uniform always have the tools and resources they need to do their job.