Every American family must live within a budget, and the federal government should do the same. For too long, reckless government spending has been the norm in Washington. In particular, spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, among other programs, continues to grow at an unsustainable rate.
Hard-earned taxpayer dollars should be spent carefully and deliberately by the federal government. I stand ready to reduce spending, enact meaningful reforms to strengthen existing programs, and ultimately put our nation’s fiscal house back in order. It will take bipartisan cooperation to make these tough decisions, but the consequences of kicking the can down the road are too great for Congress not to take meaningful action.
|8/3/22||Thune: South Dakota Taxpayers Cannot Afford the Democrats’ Reckless Spending|
|8/2/22||Thune: Democrats’ Disastrous Spending Bill is Chock-Full of Tax Hikes, Radical Energy Policies|
|6/9/22||Thune: Radical Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Wouldn’t Lower Tuition Costs|
|6/7/22||Thune: Biden Isn’t Fooling South Dakotans|
|5/26/22||South Dakota Values|
|4/28/22||Thune: Working Families Pay the Price for Biden’s Out-of-Control Climate Agenda|
|4/5/22||Thune: Biden’s Bloated Budget Full of Misplaced Priorities|
|3/15/22||Thune: South Dakotans Pay the Price for the Democrats’ Radical Agenda and Reckless Spending|
|2/8/22||Thune: Democrats Ignore Soaring Inflation, South Dakota Families Pay the Price|
|2/1/22||Thune on Fox News: Democrats Missed an Opportunity to Send Putin a Message|