Two different budgets introduced could lead the country in two different directions.
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson and U.S. Senator John Thune both touched on these two rival budgets.
Republican representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, rolled out his new budget on Tuesday. And Democratic Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, debuted her budget plan on Wednesday.
Murray wants to cut the deficit by $1.9 trillion in the next decade, with $975 billion in cuts to planned spending and nearly $1 trillion in new tax revenues.
Ryan wants to cut the budget by roughly $4.6 trillion over the next ten years by trimming $129 billion from Medicare and $756 billion from Medicaid and other health care.
"The House Republican proposal leads the country in the wrong direction, putting the burden of deficit reduction squarely on working families," Johnson said.
"It's pretty clear the Democrat budget proposal doubles down on what has already been a failed strategy from this President and administration is to continue to raise taxes," Thune said.
Tonight on KELOLAND News, we'll hear more from both South Dakota Senators about why they think these budgets are the keys to growing the economy and fixing the country.