GOP’s Rep. Susan Brooks: Washington could learn from Indiana’s balanced budget
Rep. Susan Brooks, a first-term Republican congresswoman from Indiana, said her state could teach Washington lawmakers a lot about balancing the budget.
Delivering the weekly GOP Internet and radio address on Saturday, Mrs. Brooks picked up on a talking point others in her party have focused on in recent days: criticizing the Democrat-led Senate in Washington for its failure to pass a budget since 2009.
“Remarkably, there are leaders in Washington who don’t understand why it’s so important for us to have a budget,” said Mrs. Brooks, a former U.S. attorney. “One Senate Democrat said a budget was not all that meaningful; another said it would just be foolish. I respectfully disagree and I’m sure many hard-working parents do as well.”