Chattanooga: Corker advocates cap on federal spending

Chattanooga: Corker advocates cap on federal spending

May 31st, 2011 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

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.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.