I hope the readers of the Bradenton Herald will take a moment to thank members of the Florida congressional delegation for their support of the recent bicameral budget agreement that will strengthen and grow our economy. Congressmen Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Tom Rooney and Dennis Ross all voted for a budget that will help rein in our country's wasteful and dangerous spending.
This Republican-led budget will fund our nation's defense, confronts the serious need to reform entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, and fully repeals Obamacare.
While this budget cuts more than $5 trillion in spending, hardworking Americans will not see any increase in their taxes.
This budget, if adopted by the full Congress, will balance in 10 years and will foster economic growth and job creation.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the nation's economy would expand by over $400 billion over the next 10 years and 1.2 million jobs would be created.
We have strong fiscally disciplined leadership representing our area in Congress. I am grateful for the courage of our Congressional delegation.
Patrick K. Neal