Americans have no choice but to live within their means and our federal government should have to live by the same standard. Raising taxes is not the answer for the same reason American taxpayers and businesses cannot simply increase their income in today’s economy to make ends meet. The focus must be on the cost side of the ledger.
I am proud U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has been appointed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to co-chair the deficit reduction “super committee.” No major economic recovery plan to benefit the future of our country would be complete without a fiscally responsible Texan perspective.
Hensarling has consistently demonstrated discipline and thoughtfulness during his service to our state and country. He knows what Texans know— you cannot spend more than you make.
While some have been critical of Hensarling’s appointment because of his committed conservative philosophy, that’s the exact reason I am wholly convinced he is right for the job. Politics will always be debatable at the end of the day, but it’s hard to argue with the fact the best results are achieved through a merging of philosophies.
As the markets have shown us, we must pick a course, exercise maturity and lead our country back to private-sector job growth and fiscal sanity. Hensarling understands this and can play a major role in our country’s debt solution.
Everyone will not agree with all the budget-cutting recommendations this bipartisan super committee will offer. However, we all should agree that not fixing the problem tastes worse than the bitter pills that can lead to a cure.