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Sen. Deb Fischer gives the Weekly Republican Remarks

Hello, I’m Deb Fischer and I’m proud to represent the state of Nebraska in the United States Senate.

For the past year and a half, I’ve traveled thousands of miles all across Nebraska visiting with community leaders and citizens to learn about their views and share my positions on issues. During that time, I’ve heard a single, consistent message over and over again: Washington must cut out-of-control spending. (Scroll down for complete video of these remarks.)

I agree and the American people are right to expect more accountability from their government.

I recently saw a poll indicating three out of four Americans support spending cuts across the board. These hardworking taxpayers are tired of petty ‘beltway battles’ and they’re frustrated with the lack of progress from their elected leaders. In 2009, the President pledged to cut the annual deficit in half by the end of his first term. Instead, we have seen four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits and a national debt exceeding $16 trillion.

Rather than cutting wasteful spending, the federal government added $4 billion each day to our gross national debt. This path is not sustainable. I support a more limited government that focuses on fulfilling its core duties and responsibilities. Only then can we identify the national priorities worthy of taxpayer funding.