ATLANTA (WAOK)- U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says President Obama and Congress should work together to solve the nation’s debt crisis as soon as possible. Senator Isakson released a statement comparing this time to “the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl of the future of the United States of America.”
Senator Isakson spoke on the Senate floor to reiterate the importance of getting to work immediately to solve the nation’s debt crisis and reign in federal spending before the federal government hits the debt ceiling in the coming weeks.
Isakson’s number one priority in the Senate this year is to reduce the nation’s debt and end reckless spending. After refusing for weeks to bring the debt ceiling issue to the Senate floor for debate, Democratic Leader Harry Reid cancelled the Senate’s July 4th recess so the Senate could continue working. But instead of bringing the debt ceiling issue to the floor, Reid has called up for debate a non-binding “sense of the Senate” resolution that says Americans who earn more than $1 million should “make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort.”
The resolution would not reduce spending nor reduce the deficit by even one dollar.
This year, Isakson has sponsored or cosponsored several pieces of legislation aimed at reigning in federal spending. In January, he introduced biennial budgeting legislation that would switch Congress from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs. He has also cosponsored a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to balance the federal budget.