We're just a few days beyond Washington's dramatic pull-back from the fiscal cliff, and worries about another fight over the debt ceiling have already moved front-and-center.
We spoke to Congressman Randy Neugebauer on Friday, and he says the problem is spending, not revenue.
He says lawmakers did not address any spending issues during the negotiations and that right now, for every dollar that the federal government spends, it is borrowing 42 cents.
Neugebauer says we're transferring all of these debts to the next generation.
"This is not a situation where we're taking from the rich and giving to the poor, this is a generational skip where we're basically charging this to our children to pay for a lifestyle that we are not willing to change," Neugebauer said.
Neugebauer says the government needs to start living within its means, just like families across the South Plains do.
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