Salazar Calls for Responsible Government Funding and Spending

Salazar Calls for Responsible Government Funding and Spending

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
September 12, 2023

With the House coming back into session, spending and appropriations will be among the most urgent topics. Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) appeared on Fox Business's Mornings with Maria to discuss, calling on Congress to "be thinking about funding the government in a responsible way."

"I think at this hour, we need to be thinking about funding the government in a responsible way, showing the American people that we need to do the same thing we are asking our children and our family members to do: do not spend more than you earn," said Rep. Salazar.

Additionally, while Congress may have "a wish list" they want to fulfill, "we have to make more money in order to spend more money."

Rep. Salazar stated twelve appropriation bills must pass in order to fund the government, but they cannot spend too much lest the debt continue to climb. However, while "it is not difficult to understand, it is difficult to do."

Citing personal experience with her own children, Salazar expressed incredulity at those wishing to raise the debt ceiling as "fighting for the right to be wrong," demanding they "stop all that nonsense," echoing the concerns raised by her colleagues, Representatives Byron Donalds (R-FL), Cory Mills (R-FL), Kat Cammack (R-FL), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) in June against raising the debt ceiling.

Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) similarly urged House Republicans in August to vote against a continuing resolution in the House in order to get better spending bills through, especially when voting for the resolution would mean "another year of the Green New Deal and all of the leftwing trash that is in the current bills."

More recently, at the beginning of September, Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) also said spending must "get under control" and that Congress has one month to create spending bills that would curtail the Biden Administration's "irresponsible spending habit."

Should spending agreements fall apart, the government faces a shutdown in October.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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