A balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution “is our chance to implement a permanent solution to restore fiscal responsibility to America,” a Georgia Congressman said this week.
“Washington has a spending problem,” U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., said in a statement this week following a press conference Georgia’s Republican Congressmen held to advocate for a balanced budget amendment. Such an amendment “is our chance to set America’s spending habits on a straight and narrow course.
“America is hurting, and the attendees at every meeting and every town hall tell me that they will not tolerate any more frivolous spending policy coming out of Washington,” Woodall said. “Just imagine America today had that one vote in the Senate gone the other way.”
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., said the amendment “is a vitally important tool to bringing an end to the reckless spending habits in Washington.”
“For too long, the government has refused to live within its means leading to annual deficits today that are exceeding $1 trillion,” Price said in a statement. “There is no way we can expect sustained, robust economic growth so long as the government practices such fiscal irresponsibility.”
Added Price: “We must not miss this historic opportunity to move a Balanced Budget Amendment through Congress and to the states for their consideration.”