Up & Coming Weekly

May 16, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 17 - 23, 2023 UCW 5 "I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse and in a repub- lican government more than in any other." — James Madison House Republicans made a com- mitment to deliver an economy that's strong and a government that's accountable. With our nation now staring down a debt crisis as a result of years of reckless spending, yet again, we are following through on our promise. e days of President Joe Biden's out-of-control spending in Wash- ington are over. Last week, we delivered for the American people with the passage of the Limit, Save, Grow Act. It will responsibly address the debt crisis while also limiting Wash- ington's spending, saving your tax dollars, and growing the American economy. Washington Democrats have tried to mislead you about the legisla- tion, even saying it would cut funds for the VA or veteran benefits. You know me — I would never support something like that. e left are us- ing our nation's veterans as a politi- cal football to spread lies and instill fear to gain political advantage. e truth is this legislation does not cut benefits but simply freezes spending at 2022 levels — lev- els once praised by President Joe Biden. It also reclaims billions in unused COVID-19 tax dollars, defunds Biden's IRS army of 87,000 agents, and requires single, childless adults to look for work while on welfare programs — all while preventing the U.S. from defaulting on its debt and protecting your hard earned money. You and your family deserve answers and strong leadership, and House Republicans have delivered a responsible plan that would save $4.8 trillion over the next 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Con- gressional Budget Office. We have done our job. If Presi- dent Biden and Senate Democrats don't like the plan we passed, they can offer an alternative and we can negotiate. President Biden, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Sen- ate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer all have a long history of engag- ing in and supporting similar negotiations in the past. In fact, as Vice Presi- dent, Biden led debt limit negotiations in 2011. Debt ceiling ne- gotiations are nothing new, and recent polling showed an overwhelm- ing 74% of Americans want President Biden and Chuck Schumer to negotiate with Speaker McCarthy. Instead of presenting a tangible alternative, Senate Demo- crats and the President have wasted critical time and are placing our country's credit on the line. You deserve better from your elected leaders, and are too smart to fall victim of their political games. While many in Washington play games with your tax dollars, I will always stand up for you and your family and stay focused on working across the aisle on common sense solutions to improve our commu- nity, state and nation. Leadership needed to address debt crisis by REP. RICHARD HUDSON OPINION REP. RICHARD HUDSON, R-N.C. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. e U.S. government is once again facing a debt crisis. It will take leadership from both parties to do what's best for the country. Insurance products are underwritten by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, Columbia, SC. Ⓒ2020 Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Colonial Life is a registered trademark and marketing brand of Colonial life & Accident Insurance Company. 8-20 | NS-369880 steven.grimes@coloniallifesales.com 910-916-7191 Injury | Illness | Dental | Vision | Life Steven Grimes coloniallife.com Your Local Colonial Life Family. We provide benets that your employees want for those unexpected moments in life, whether that's an accident, illness or injury. Colonial Life. Keep it Local. Keep Unexpecting.® The World Beloved: Saturday, May 20, 2023 Haymount United Methodist Church New Life Center | 1700 Fort Bragg Rd. A Bluegrass Mass Tickets: cumberlandchoralarts.org, Eventbrite, and at the door 7:30 PM | $15 Adults, $5 Students presents

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