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Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) provides the
American people with an update on efforts to deal with our nation’s spending
problem and get our economy moving again. Last month, Rep. Brooks was
sworn in to her first term representing
“Hello, my name is Susan Brooks. It’s a pleasure to
speak to you from
“I’m proud to live in a state that spends less than it takes in, has earned a AAA credit rating and a budget surplus that will be partially repaid to taxpayers. The secret to our state’s success has always been a value system that promotes a strong sense of responsibility and accountability – as family members, taxpayers and community volunteers.
“For too long, the Democratic majority in
“Despite these challenges, Americans concerned about our nation’s spending problem may now have cause for optimism.
“I recently voted along with my colleagues in the House to
present the Democratic majority in the
"In addition, we are holding President Obama accountable for the ‘sequester’ spending cuts he first proposed in 2011. Republicans want to replace the president’s ‘sequester’ – which is a series of harmful, across-the-board cuts – with better, thoughtful, common-sense cuts and reforms.
"All of this will require Democrats in
"Unfortunately, it’s been nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget – 1,375 days to be exact. In that time, I’ve seen one child through high school and into college while another graduated from college and entered the professional workforce. Like most parents, I’m worried that our nation’s children will pay – in both actual dollars and opportunities – for our failure to lead.
“Remarkably, there are leaders in
“You see, solving these questions is why I ran for Congress in the first place. A budget matters to Americans who can’t afford to see their taxes go up or lose the jobs that would be destroyed in the process. A budget matters to people who worry about protecting and saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security. A budget matters to younger workers who fear more and more money will be taken from their paychecks to fund another generation’s spending spree.
“These are big challenges, but with some much-needed
determination and a healthy dose of optimism, we will meet them. We have a
chance to begin balancing our nation’s checkbook, jumpstart our economy and
restore faith in our government. Republicans will work tirelessly to hold
the Democratic majority in
“Thanks for listening, and as the daughter of a former high school football coach, I’d like to wish everyone a happy Super Bowl weekend.”