Reps. Johnson and Banks: Our debt is deadly. It’s time to tackle it — Dems have been derelict in their duty
Nearly eight years ago, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen characterized America’s national debt as “the single, biggest threat to our national security.” Since then, the federal government has borrowed an additional $7 trillion.
Yet, despite these headwinds, the U.S. economy is booming, growing at 3.2 percent during just the first quarter of 2019 and providing Congress with a golden opportunity to seriously address our budget woes.
Unfortunately, the Democratic Party is unable and unwilling to confront this challenge. They have refused to present a budget resolution because the far-left faction of their party is demanding massive spending increases for programs like the radical Green New Deal and “Medicare for All.”