Chairman Enzi Says Balanced Budget Will Help Make Govt. More Effective, Efficient and Accountable

WASHINGTON, DC – During a hearing today on the benefits of a balanced budget, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said a balanced budget will help restore the trust of the American people because it will require Congress to actually set priorities and stick to them while evaluating and prioritizing every program. He said this is something hardworking taxpayers and businesses in America do every day. 

“Over the past six years, we have learned that wasteful Washington spending doesn’t solve problems, it only side-steps them,” said Chairman Enzi.  “By spending responsibly and putting our fiscal books in order in a balanced and responsible way, we can restore the trust that we have broken with the American people.”

Enzi said that if government programs are not delivering results, they should be improved, and if they are not needed, they should be eliminated. He said the key to a balanced budget is a constant examination of government programs by Congress to ensure that our nation’s leaders actually prioritize and demand results. Enzi also noted that the current budget proposed by the Administration will cause interest rates to triple in ten short years, which will mean higher taxes for every American.   

“A balanced budget is essential for strong economic growth and job creation. Working together, we can deliver real solutions, real results, and real progress if we find common ground and cooperate to get things done,” Chairman Enzi said. “This is not only possible, it is doable and it is what the American people want and deserve.”


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