We Must Balance the Budget

The President discussed fiscal restraint and spending reforms.  This is an area where I feel both the President and Congress have let the American people down.  We cannot continue to spend money at the rate we have been, and in the way we have been.  As Vice Ranking member of the House Budget Committee, I will work hard to ensure the common sense reforms President Bush discussed like balancing the budget, preventing unnecessary earmarks and gaining control over entitlement spending are addressed.  Also, the President is correct to note that the fiscal challenge facing the nation as it relates to Social Security is not getting better.  Every year we put off finding a real workable solution, the bigger that challenge becomes.  Let's come together and do what is right - our children and grandchildren deserve better than this broken system.