The single biggest threat to our national security is the ever-increasing national debt. In this regard we are in crisis, yet Congress continues to push us further into debt, harming the lives of future generations of Americans. The threat of the Federal government temporarily “closing down” will not deter me from refusing to vote us into further debt and future misery. The budget must be balanced. Wasteful spending must be cut. Long term obligations like Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare must be reformed.