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In response to today’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that America’s national debt will increase by over $800 billion during the next decade because of the recent spending deal, Jeremy Taylor, candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 4th congressional district, released the following statement:

“With the federal deficit now breaking $1 trillion by next year and an overall $22 trillion national debt, it is morally unconscionable to keep kicking the can down the road. I will stand firm against insatiable spending. It’s reckless. It jeopardizes our economic stability, national security, sovereignty, and solvency.

“When elected to Congress, my first act will be to sponsor a balanced budget amendment immediately followed by calling on my colleagues to enact the “Penny Plan,” reducing 1% of spending for the next five years.

“Nothing in the budget should be off the table, and we must scrutinize every aspect. Instead of relying on omnibus bills and continuing resolutions, Congress must return to its Article I Constitutional role of passing budgets, something it has only done four times since 1977. Congress needs to do its job.

“We cannot elect another go-along-to-get-along Republican like Randy Feenstra. We need someone who will give a voice to the district, stand up for Iowa values, and not be pressured by special interests. I plan to do just that.”

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor is a former legislator and Woodbury County Supervisor and candidate for Congress in IA-04. He is a member of the Army National Guard. Use of his job title, rank, or service does not provide or imply endorsement from the Army or Department of Defense.