It's time to get serious about spending

Senator Roy Blunt
2013-03-05 10:54:55
Roy Blunt, United States Senator for Missouri Dear Friend, There's been a lot of recent discussion about sequestration, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you on this important topic. For far too long, Washington has lived by different rules than average Americans when it comes to spending your taxpayer dollars. Over the past four years, federal spending has increased 19 percent. Meanwhile, the Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget for more than 1,400 days, and it has been more than 15 months since the Senate passed regular appropriations bills. As a result, we're facing a record $16.6 trillion national debt ��and growing. I don't believe the across-the-board cuts in the president's sequester are the best approach to reduce the size of government. But one thing is clear: It's time to get serious about reining in Washington's out-of-control spending habits � and the time is now. President Obama has the ability to minimize the economic impact of sequestration and ensure these cuts don't �threaten public safety or national security. In the meantime, Congress needs to do its job�� budgeting and appropriating will help solve this problem moving forward. I hope you'll take a moment to watch my recent remarks on the Senate floor about sequestration. I also encourage you to join the discussion online on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on my website. � Sincere regards, Senator Roy Blunt Contact Information: Website: blunt.senate.gov Office locations: Washington D.C. Office 260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5721 Fax: (202) 224-8149 Kansas City Office 911 Main St., Suite 2224 Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: (816) 471-7141 Fax: (816) 471-7338 Springfield Office 2740 B East Sunshine Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: (417) 877-7814 Fax:(417)-823-9662 St. Louis/Clayton Office 7700 Bonhomme, #315 Clayton, MO 63105 Phone: (314) 725-4484 Fax: (314) 727-3548 Cape Girardeau Office 2502 Tanner Drive, Ste. 208 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Phone: (573) 334-7044 Fax: (573) 334-7352 Jefferson City Office 308 East High Suite #202 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573) 634-2488 Fax: (573) 634-6005 Columbia Office 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 104 Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: (573) 442-8151 Fax: (573) 442-8162
March 05, 2013

Dear Unity,

There's been a lot of recent discussion about sequestration, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you on this important topic.

For far too long, Washington has lived by different rules than average Americans when it comes to spending your taxpayer dollars.

Over the past four years, federal spending has increased 19 percent. Meanwhile, the Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget for more than 1,400 days, and it has been more than 15 months since the Senate passed regular appropriations bills. As a result, we're facing a record $16.6 trillion national debt � and growing.

I don't believe the across-the-board cuts in the president's sequester are the best approach to reduce the size of government. But one thing is clear: It's time to get serious about reining in Washington's out-of-control spending habits � and the time is now.

President Obama has the ability to minimize the economic impact of sequestration and ensure these cuts don't  threaten public safety or national security. In the meantime, Congress needs to do its job � budgeting and appropriating will help solve this problem moving forward.

I hope you'll and take a moment to watch my recent remarks on the Senate floor about sequestration. I also encourage you to join the discussion online on
 

Sincere regards,

Senator Roy Blunt

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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: (573) 334-7044
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