Sens. Scott, Lummis: Our national debt is almost $  30 trillion -- let conservative states lead on reducing it

Even more troubling is that Biden refuses to address the basic question we and many Americans keep asking: ‘How do you plan to pay for all of this, Joe?’ 

We know that Biden can’t tax his way out of his own massive spending problem – but that won’t stop him from trying. His proposed tax increases would do more to wreck our economy than pay this tab. Clearly, something must change.

 It is up to all of us to do our part to reduce the national debt


Fiscally conservative state and local leaders across the nation are faced with tough choices every time they accept money from the federal government in the form of grants. Do they accept grant money their state does not necessarily need – or want – like ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion or extra unemployment benefits that pay people more to stay home than to work? 

Or do they reject the money and see it go to liberal governors who are more than happy to take American tax dollars to pay for their states’ excesses? 

It’s time for Congress to let conservative states do what politicians in Washington won’t: say no to federal taxpayer dollars and redirect them to pay what we already owe. 

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