Washington’s spending addiction is stalling the current economic recovery and crippling our long-term prospects of remaining competitive in the global economy. The 2011-2012 Global Competitive Report published by the World Economic Forum reports that the United States continued its decline in global competitiveness for the third year in a row, falling to fifth position. According to the report, “A lack of macroeconomic stability continues to be the United States’ greatest area of weakness (90th). Over the past decade, the country has been running repeated fiscal deficits, leading to burgeoning levels of public indebtedness that are likely to weigh heavily on the country’s future growth.” We must stand up and confront the waste and abuse that has gone on for too long before it’s too late. Responsible budget reforms and real spending cuts, coupled with smart pro-growth policies will help our job creators get more people back to work, while putting our nation on a more sound fiscal footing to drive forward in the 21st Century.