Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Spending Cuts and Debt

Washington doesn't tax too little, it spends too much. For generations now, Washington has wasted your hard-earned tax dollars and racked-up a massive and dangerous national debt of over $17 trillion in the process. Your family knows how to make a budget, stick to a plan, and tighten the belt when times are tough. Our government must do the same. I have introduced legislation that will require the President to provide the cost-per-taxpayer of the annual budget deficit contained in his budget proposals. While a small step forward, I hope that added transparency like this will focus policy makers on wasteful Washington spending. I will continue working to eliminate reckless and irresponsible spending so hard-working taxpayers get the efficient, effective, and accountable government they deserve.