Trump budget a step toward sanity, cuts $2.7 trillion over 10 years, saves $236 billion in interest

March 11, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the President’s proposed budget for 2020:

“President Trump’s budget creates a framework for a return to fiscal responsibility with $2.7 trillion of spending reductions off the baseline over 10 years, including saving $236 billion in interest payments, and Congress should use it as guide to ending our bi-partisan plunge toward national financial disaster.

“The first step toward fiscal sanity is for Congress to fund the government based upon the current spending caps, and reforming mandatory spending programs, rather than continuing to spend beyond the previously agreed to means. The President’s budget follows this prescription, and gets the budget towards balance. It’s up to Congress

“The truth is that the national debt is set to skyrocket if Congress fails to act. The debt and the ever increasing costs of interest payments on that debt are the greatest threat this country faces over the long term.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 1 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview.

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