Senator Perdue Works to Draw Attention to the Nation’s Debt

Senator David Perdue is concerned enough about the nation’s growing debt crisis that he refused to endorse a Republican presidential candidate because he hoped to be able to convince each of them to take on the issue. He pointed out that after some ten presidential debates, the national debt, which he feels should be a top issue, hasn’t become an issue that’s been debated. Perdue fears that the debt threatens the country’s ability to defend itself and to continue many safety net programs.

Last month, Senator Perdue introduced legislation that would modify the way the Senate deals with the budgeting process, including introducing zero based budgeting and putting Social Security on budget. He says that he’s gotten an overwhelming response to the measure from his Senate colleagues.

In a recent interview, Perdue pointed out that the current budgeting law isn’t working, and that one result was the omnibus spending bill that drew wide criticism from lawmakers and citizens alike.

What we saw last year was the ultimate failure, a perverse failure. Frankly, it shows all the weakness in the current process, and you simply have got to change it. You have so many new Senators in the right now that that ran on gaining control of the debt, and we’re running out of time. I’m really calling this out to all the presidentials that this is the number one issue we’ve got to deal with right now.

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So ol’ Dollar General over here wants us to get serious about the debt and increase military spending? Dude is mastering the art of Washington politics.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

And don’t forget about cutting taxes, because cutting taxes increases tax revenue.

xdog
xdog

Just once I’d like for one of these giants of industry who makes it to national office to admit that running a government isn’t anything like running a business.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Well, when you have invested so much time in telling people (falsely) that it is just like their budget at home, and that when families tighten their belts the government should too (said the former Speaker), then of course you cant admit that because it would show you to be liar.
Personally, I would love to know how much money Perdue got from Pete Peterson or his think tanks, because he sure sounds like he is parroting their talking points. If he hasnt, then he is way stupider than I thought.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Raised: $14,682,155
Spent: $14,586,790
Cash on Hand: $95,364
Debts: $964,106
Last Report: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Perhaps he should worry more about himself. If he cant do his own math…how does he do government’s. This was almost too easy.

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=C&cid=N00035516&newMem=N&cycle=2016