The potential loss of our prized AAA credit rating must serve as a wake-up call to Congress and the White House to bring spending levels under control. Before the State of the Union address, President Obama called for a freeze in discretionary spending. However, the budget for fiscal year 2011 he sent to Congress days later forecasts a record-breaking deficit of $1.6 trillion. Congress also recently voted to raise our country’s debt limit by $1.9 trillion to an astounding $14 trillion. These examples do not speak to fiscal restraint.

Now, Democrats in Congress are pushing a multi-billion dollar health care plan that the American people don’t want and cannot afford. For the sake of our country's economy, we must get our fiscal house in order and stop the reckless spending.

Cross-posted from Townhall.com