“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” —James Madison in a speech in Congress, April 22, 1790
To do otherwise, keeps our children and their children in debt. We can face this fact now. Or, we can keep putting it off. If we keep putting it off, we get further in debt. Think on that. No, really. Think on where that leaves us and in debt to whom?