Yesterday, Representative Bob Goodlatte (VA-6), who represents me in the House of Representatives, offered the following thoughts for the weekly Republican address. His major concerns focus on the economy and the need for a balanced budget amendment.
The passage of a balanced budget amendment has been a major focus of Representative Goodlatte for quite a while. Currently, there are two different plans for this balanced budget. One simply requires that expenditures not exceed revenue, while the second sets a specific federal spending cap of 18 percent of GDP. Whether this spending limit is too high, or too low, is certainly a matter of debate.
Well, here is Representative Goodlatte in his own words: