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Heidi Heitkamp on Budget & Economy

 

 


Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment

Democrats are failing to slow the nation's growing $16 trillion debt because they won't agree on budget and tax reforms in the Senate, Berg said.

Berg said a new, comprehensive federal budget was the best strategy for reining in the growth of the nation's budget deficits, and that the Democratic-controlled Senate has not approved one in more than three years. "If we're going to solve a family problem, or a small-business problem, the first step is, you need a budget," Berg said. "We need a budget that comes to closure, so people can see we're going to balance it."

Heitkamp praised a budget plan she said was put forward by Sen. Tom Coburn, a conservative Republican from Oklahoma. She also backs a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution, she said. "I think the path forward is, quit playing the blame game. I think it's atrocious we don't have a budget, but I think that the reason why we don't have a budget is because both political parties refuse to solve the problem."

Source: Connecticut Post on 2012 N.D. Senate debate , Oct 25, 2012

Balance the budget by cutting government spending

Q: How would you help Americans build a financial nest egg for their retirement?

A: Heidi says it's time to put country first, put politics aside and work together to cut government spending, balance the budget, create jobs and get our economy back on track--while protecting North Dakotans.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website in AARP Senate Voter Guide , Aug 24, 2012

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