President Obama's budget for fiscal year 2013 will result in an estimated $901 billion deficit. If approved, that would be the fifth year in a row of near trillion-dollar deficits. I do not support continued deficit spending.
With that goal in mind, I have cosponsored bills to end the earmark process and create commissions to find wasteful government programs. It is time we refocus on the core functions of government and balance the federal budget.
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