Tuesday, September 14, 2010

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman advocates balanced budget

Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District thinks the nation is ready for a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget — though he acknowledges the idea has its critics.

“Some of my friends on the left don’t like it because they fear what might be cut. Some of my friends on the right don’t like it because they fear it’s going to lead Congress to increase taxes. But let’s have the debate,” Coffman told about 40 members of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.

The first-term Republican congressman made a campaign stop at the chamber’s Centennial headquarters on Sept. 7 as part of a series of candidate forums.

Coffman, who will face Democratic challenger John Flerlage in November, said every federal expenditure must be on the table if Congress is to put its financial house in order and not burden future generations.    More -

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