Support For Presidential Veto To Ensure Fiscal Responsibility

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) praised the President for threatening to veto an emergency supplemental bill that the Senate is debating on the floor today.
Just as American families must live within their means, so must Washington, D.C. And so we must cut excessive, wasteful spending.

We simply cannot allow our eight trillion dollar debt to continue as a mortgage on our children’s futures.

Over the last week, the Senate has been debating a supplemental spending bill. This legislation provides necessary funding for our troops fighting the Global War of Terror and it provides much needed relief for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Unfortunately, it also contains a great deal of pork. That’s why I’ve applauded the President’s threat to veto the legislation unless fiscal discipline can be restored.