Wilmington, NC (WWAY) -- Rep. Mike McIntyre says he wants the country to stop spending money it does not have. He has co-sponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution. The amendment would require the federal government spend no more than it takes in.
McIntyre says the move is necessary to ensure the well being of future generations.
"Now more than ever, Congress should pass a Balanced Budget Amendment and stop spending money our nation does not have," McIntyre (D-7th Distict) said in a news release. "Our mounting public debt is a clear threat to our economy, job growth, national security and the well being of our future generations, and it must be addressed. I have long and consistently supported a Balanced Budget Amendment in order to ensure that our nation spends only what we take in and that we return to a path of sustainable budgeting."