Due to reckless federal spending, the federal budget has ballooned to an unsustainable level. I have supported numerous measures to freeze funding for, and often cut, numerous federal programs. I remain firm in the belief that the nation's fiscal crisis cannot be left for the next generation to solve and that a balance budget is the only real solution to reining in our ballooning deficits, living within our means and paying down the national debt. Every day, Missouri families and businesses make tough choices to balance their own budgets, and the federal government should do the same.