"The past will catch up to us no matter how fast we run from it," said Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican and chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. "The Congressional Budget Office's new figures show our failure to root out wasteful spending and live within our means. This has left us with an endless supply of debt that grows larger by the day."
"Big Tobacco supports this bill because they have a stake in maintaining the status quo; I don't. They"re happy with a bill that doesn"t stop people from smoking; I"m not. I want real change. We can and we must do better than this bill," said Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, the ranking member of the committee.