Importantly, the Bipartisan Budget Act eliminates some of the indiscriminate spending cuts called for in “sequestration” and replaces them with smarter ones. As a result, sequester savings are still realized without causing further harm to our nation’s military. In fact, military spending caps will increase $33 billion over the next two years.
The Bipartisan Budget Act also includes Medicaid reforms like going after dead-beat dads and other third parties that should be liable for payment, ensuring that this taxpayer-financed program is used only when it should be. This common sense modification will save taxpayers more than a billion dollars in lower Medicaid payments.
It will take real leadership to get this nation’s fiscal house in order. I remain committed to working with anyone, of either party, willing to provide ideas and energy to achieve this goal.
— Congressman Luke Messer represents Indiana’s 6th District.