In episode 37 of the Grover Norquist Show, ATR president Grover Norquist discusses John Boehner’s record as Speaker of the House. Throughout his tenure, Boehner fought for limiting government spending.
Under Boehner’s leadership, the House passed the Budget Control Act, which successfully restrained spending by $2.5 trillion and instituted numerous budget caps. He also led a push for major entitlement reform, further reducing government spending. Finally, he led the effort to make 85% of the Bush tax cuts permanent.
As a result of these actions, government spending dropped from 23.4% of GDP in 2010 to 20.6% of GDP in 2015, a 2.8% decrease. This is all the more impressive given the Democratic control of the White House.The next Speaker of the House must continue Boehner’s legacy by protecting spending caps, passing long-term entitlement reform, and keeping overall government spending down.
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