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To Remain a World Leader, U.S. Must Stop Mounting Debt

By Congressman Michael Turner

The United States is a world leader and not just in the areas of research, democracy, or military supremacy; we’re also one of the top 12 countries in the world when it comes to government debt. Since paying off our debt in the 1800’s for the only time in our history, we’ve [...]

To Remain a World Leader, We Must Balance our Budget

Only once in our nation’s history have we ever paid off our national debt. Today, after years of deficits and borrowed spending initiated by both political parties, our federal budget is on an unsustainable path. Since January 4, 2007, the federal government has run up $5.177 trillion in new debt. That is roughly equal to [...]

My Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Proposal

We are in a debt crisis, and offering a budget which projects a $1.6 trillion deficit while raising taxes on struggling families does nothing to address this [...]

Congress Should Pass a Budget

For nearly seven months this year, Congress has failed to produce a budget. Each day, red ink continues to flow from Congress, further damaging the American economy. On June 23rd, 2010 the House Majority Leader said the House could not pass a budget until the bipartisan Commission on Deficit Reduction makes its recommendations – at the end of the year, after Election [...]