Washington, D.C., Sep 13 - House Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) along with House Appropriations Ranking Member Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and House Budget Ranking Member Paul Ryan (R-WI) today sent a letter to their respective Committee Chairmen requesting bipartisan action to help our nation’s economy create jobs.
House Republicans have proposed that Congress work in a bipartisan way to cut most non-security spending back to 2008 levels and to provide relief for our nation’s job creators by preventing the scheduled $3.8 trillion tax hike that will raise taxes on the vast majority of small businesses.
2008 is still a deficit. It needs to be cut back to at least 2000 to get a START. I prefer further than that and to start attacking the principle of the national debt.
We can't go to halfway measures like "cutting the growth" of government or smaller deficits. We need to balance the budget, period, end of story.