The Ceiling is Raised, and the Real Work Can Begin

Speaker Boehner/ Photo courtesy of House GOP

By Ben West-Weyner

In February, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took the first step in the challenge of facing up to America’s budget by acknowledging the fact that debating whether or not to incur further debt isn’t the crux of the issue. By presenting a bill to raise the government’s borrowing limit until March 2015 with no strings attached, Speaker Boehner finally admitted that the country’s bills must be paid on time.

Here’s what must come next:

President Obama delivered his budget for 2015 on March 4. Do his choices on where to save and spend align with your priorities? Will the revisions your legislators make reflect your vision of fiscal responsibility?

Make your voice heard. As the key investor in our budget, your opinions matter most. Visit to explore the ways you can make an impact on the future of our nation and the budget that pays for it.