Angus King: "Federal spending isn't out of control"


WASHINGTON, DC – Maine’s Sen. Angus King, an un-enrolled Democrat, took to the Senate floor Thursday for his inaugural speech and used the time in the spotlight to offer his colleagues a history lesson on the origins and history of the United States government.

Roughly 15 minutes into his speech, King referred to the so-called Ryan Budget passed in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives as a “political document.”

“I don’t believe that the Ryan budget is really about debts and deficits,” said King. “It’s about shrinking government.”

King then offered what for many will be a surprising statement: “Federal spending isn’t out of control.”

Explained King, “Non-defense discretionary spending today is the lowest it’s been in 50 years.”

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