Congressman Wants Your Ideas For Cutting Nation’s Deficit

LANSING (WWJ) – Congressman Fred Upton is asking the people of Michigan to share their ideas for cutting federal spending and reducing the national debt.

Upton, a Republican from St. Joseph, is one of twelve members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, a bipartisan, bicameral panel tasked with finding at least $1.5 trillion in federal savings over the next decade. The committee has until Nov. 23 to submit a proposal to Congress or filibuster before Dec. 23.

Earlier this week, the Joint Select Committee launched its official website, which allows users to submit their suggestions. Upton has also added a special comment section to his own website for residents of Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to share their deficit reduction ideas directly with him.

In a written statement, Upton said without significant cuts and budgetary reforms, “our children and grandchildren will face an insurmountable avalanche of debt.”

  • American Industry Supporter

    I would begin by firing all the congressmen……Thanks Fred.

    But a better defense is a great offense. America needs to get back to making things by Americans. Making things makes money and the government takes money from taxes to afford all its costly programs. Cutting budgets is what you do when the money dries up. I suggest America mores more things the world needs. Besides the super rich in America don’t pay their fair share in taxes

  • Mike Moore

    1.) Small tax cut to the middle/lower “class”.
    2.) Large tax increase to the upper “class”.
    3.) tax incentives for production in America.
    4.) Negative tax incentives for production overseas.
    5.) Rebuild public infrastructure.
    6.) Insist utilities rebuild their own infrastructure.
    7.) Insist electric utilities bolster their network to prevent outages from solar flares.

  • Mike

    Cut pay and retirement for congressmen. If we didn’t have to pay for their retirement and premium Blue Cross, we might be able to afford our own.

  • Mike

    10% tax across the board, a flat tax for everyone. That way the uber wealthy would pay their fair share.

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