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David Perdue: ‘National Debt Surpassed $20 Trillion and No One in Washington Blinked’

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Washington Free Beacon
November 2, 2017

Following multiple Senate votes confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees, Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) said Congress needs to address the national debt.

Perdue declared on the Senate floor that “our national debt surpassed $20 trillion for the first time and no one in Washington blinked an eye.”

Perdue argued that solving the debt is “going to take a multifaceted approach,” including tax reform and spending cuts.

The way to fix it is in our grasp. No. 1, we need to fix Washington’s broken budget process. Two: We need to root out all the wasteful spending in the federal government today. Three: We’ve got to grow the economy by peeling and pulling back on a lot of regulations that are unnecessary and by revamping our tax structure and by unleashing our energy potential. No. 4: We need to save Social Security and Medicare and, lastly, we finally have to get after the real drivers of spiraling health care costs.

Perdue mentioned that the Government Accountability Office put the country’s wasteful spending at over $700 billion, which is more than what the country spends on national security.

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