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.
|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|
|1/12/22||Thune on Fox News: Desperate Democrats Want to Destroy the Senate|
|1/11/22||Thune: Democrats Threaten to Change the Rules if They Can’t Get Their Way|
|1/4/22||Thune: Democrats Receive “F” on 2021 Report Card|
|12/14/21||Thune: Democrats Double Down on Failed Policies That Have Created Record-High Inflation|
|10/19/21||Thune: Democrats Prioritize Socialist Spending Spree, Turn Blind Eye to Biden’s Crises|