As Congress continues to bicker over the next round of government funding, a key Republican caucus has come out against any deal that raises the spending caps set out in the 2011 Budget Control Act.
Pointing out on Twitter that the US spends more on debt interest than on Defense, the House Freedom Caucus announced its intention to hold to the caps going forward.
Of course, discretionary spending reforms alone are not enough to address the country’s looming fiscal problems. But while many politicians use this fact as an excuse to run up discretionary spending, they should instead see it as all the more reason to hold the line against wasteful spending of all types. We’re glad to see the HFC taking this stand.