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(Bill Clark / Contributor)

The United States economy is booming, thanks in no small part to historic tax reform and increased government spending under the leadership of the Trump administration. But with a $22 trillion national debt, an ever-increasing annual deficit, and a looming battle in Congress to raise the debt ceiling, American voters and Washington leadership will likely be forced to confront the impending non-partisan crisis of our nation’s fiscal situation.

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Indiana Senator Mike Braun Wednesday morning about Washington’s spending problem.


“I will not vote to raise the debt ceiling. The problem is that there will only be six to 10 of us. 

…You ask where we are on deficits? We’re at basically $850-900 billion for the next couple years because they don’t see the dynamic changing. I think years three and four, we’re at a trillion, years seven, eight, nine we’re at $1.5 trillion, and we’re currently $22 trillion in debt. This thing’s going to end badly if we do not do what all other places do: live within your means, make the hard decisions. The problem is, nobody here is accountable. The democrats believe there’s nothing wrong with debt. And they’ve got some of their economic gurus who make that argument. It will come home to roost.” 

Click the link below to hear Tony’s full interview with Senator Braun.