Heritage Spokesperson Genevieve Wood sat down with Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., chairman of the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force, for a conversation about spending, the debt, and why it’s time to take these issues seriously.
“If you just look at the four major expenditures of the federal government, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and interest on the debt, all of these expenditures eclipse gross domestic product in just about a dozen years,” said Johnson. “We can’t kick this can down the road any further… This has to start yesterday.”
As a conservative caucus of the House Republicans, the RSC exists to bring like-minded House members together to promote a legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen national defense, boost America’s economy, preserve traditional values, and balance the budget.
The RSC intends to release a budget proposal in May.
Listen to the full interview on The Daily Signal Podcast here.
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