Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs and Indiana Sen. Mike Braun introduced legislation Wednesday that would recognize America’s national debt as a national security threat.
The two lawmakers say reckless spending, unbalanced budgets, and waste have soared the national debt to more than $31 trillion and that it is a threat to the security of the U.S.
“Our government’s spending spree is unsustainable and inches us closer to defaulting. America produces significant revenue and yet we continue to find ourselves in a position where we are unable to pay our bills. This means future generations will bear these costs and that’s unacceptable. If our government does not become more fiscally responsible, we will no longer be able to adequately fund our military apparatus as well as basic societal services.,” Biggs told the Caller before introducing the resolution.
That is a recipe for a disaster and enables our adversaries to surpass us on the global stage. Raising the debt ceiling every year is a cop-out. This resolution will restore regular order to the appropriations process and acknowledge that Washington has a spending problem. I am grateful for Senator Braun’s dedication to this critical issue,” Biggs added.
“Our staggering national debt is the greatest national security threat to the United States, but no one wants to talk about it. Washington needs political will and a backbone to stop reckless spending and restore regular order to address our fiscal crisis,” Braun said.
The director of the Congressional Budget Office reportedly briefed a group of House Republicans behind closed doors Wednesday about the seriousness of the situation.