It’s been more than three years, or 1,000 days, since President Obama’s inauguration, and the President and the Democrat led Senate are yet to make passing a budget a priority.
This sort of irresponsible governing has many conservatives, including Florida Rep. Connie Mack to call for a balanced budget amendment that would require the government to spend only as much as it takes in.
In address to CPAC Friday morning Mack called on the federal government to be as fiscally disciplined as it expects its citizens to be.
“Every one of you have to do it in your home. Every one of you has to do it in your business. Why shouldn’t the government do the same?” Mack said.
Arguing that having a Republican majority in the House and the Senate would allow for a balanced budget, Mack said that a “veto proof” election is necessary to get America’s economy back on track.
“We will have a Republican President, a Republican majority in the Senate, and we’ll pass a balanced budget amendment.”
Introducing his “Penny Plan,” Mack says that if the nation were to cut one percent per year, the United States would be able to “cap spending at eight percent of GDP.“
After the speech, he joined the panel along with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), saying that in the eighth year of his “Penny Plan,” the budget would be completely balanced, also calling it a “common sense solution.”
Mack concluded his segment by thanking his wife, fellow Congressman Mary Bono-Mack (R-CA), and reminded attendees, “If you want to balance the budget, you can’t spend more than you bring in.”