Federal spending is out of control. The national debt has doubled over the last 10 years, from $10.6 trillion to $21 trillion. Paying interest on our debt alone will consume more and more of our annual budget until we get our spending in check, let alone the power it gives to the countries that own our debt. Our debt crisis is not due to the fact that Americans are taxed too little, it is due to the fact that Washington spends too much. We have to work to slash wasteful spending and consolidate or eliminate duplicative or unnecessary programs that are riddled with waste, fraud, and abuse. As a father of three, I do not want to leave the burden of our tremendous national debt on future generations.