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Walsh quickly became part of the problem

2014-07-13T00:00:00Z 2014-07-18T17:47:04Z Walsh quickly became part of the problem The Billings Gazette
July 13, 2014 12:00 am

One of the biggest issues facing our country right now is the reckless spending in Washington. As a voter in a state with a balanced budget, I am increasingly concerned with government officials like John Walsh who voted to suspend the nation's debt ceiling and allow the president to spend and borrow freely. Walsh was sent to Washington to create solutions for issues in our country, not create more problems that will be passed along to future generations.

As a family, we stay within a budget and are unable to spend more than we make. As a state, we only pass legislation that fits within our governor's budget. It is a common sense practice, yet Washington seems to completely miss the mark. Not only do many of our nation's leaders seem unconcerned with a balanced budget, but they also seem unconcerned with any sort of budget at all. It was disheartening to see Sen. Walsh immediately join other Democratic leaders in refusing to keep our government accountable to its people. Walsh's vote for suspending the debt ceiling was a vote against America's future, and it guaranteed my vote for Steve Daines who understands the importance in reining in the reckless spending. It takes no brains to live on a borrowed economy.

Ben Monteith


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