05.16.17

Senator David Perdue Discusses National Security, Tax & Budget Priorities On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network’s Mornings With Maria about overhauling the tax code, fixing Washington’s broken budget system, and tackling our country’s debt crisis.   

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Shiny Object In Washington: “When General McMaster says something didn’t happen, it didn’t happen. This is the shiny object of the day for the media and Washington. I want to get back to talking about the debt, the upcoming budget, and this President re-engaging. Isn’t it refreshing that we have a President re-engaging with U.S. allies around the world on his first international trip?”

Putting Patients First: “Right now, Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight. In Georgia, we have 96 out of 159 counties that only have one insurance carrier, and there’re many states right now being told that their only insurance carrier will not be in business next year. What we have got to do is make sure people have access to care. Second, is get after the cost of premiums. Third, is make sure Medicaid expansion is dealt with properly, and of course, the pre-existing condition issue has to be dealt with as well.”

Changing The Tax Code: “I hope that we’ve established in the Senate that the border adjustment tax does not really have a place in this tax reform package. We’re focused on corporate tax reform and becoming competitive with the rest of the world. We’re focused on the repatriation tax and also, the individual tax changes President Trump wants to make. All three of those are growth-oriented, and that’s what we’re focused on in the Senate.”

Saving Social Security: “A balanced budget is going to take getting at the 800-pound gorilla in the room, and that is saving Social Security and Medicare.”

Tackling Our Debt Crisis: “This is a long-term fix. This is a 20-year or 30-year fix to solve this debt crisis. We are $20 trillion in the hole. We are so far down in this rabbit hole right now, this is going to take a long-term strategy.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.