Without permanent changes to how the United States spends money, many important social programs cannot continue, Sen. Bob Corker says.
Speaking Tuesday to a group of nearly 300 lawyers and judges, Corker, R-Tenn., outlined part of a proposal he supports and is traveling during the Senate’s recess to promote — a “binding cap on federal spending.”
The featured speaker at the Chattanooga Bar Association’s annual Law Day event this morning, Corker drew a standing ovation from the crowd.
He advocated limits on spending and reform of Medicare and a close look at changes to Social Security and Medicaid programs. He called the lack of action on debt the “greatest threat to our country’s sovereignty, security and economic growth.
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