Issue Position: Taxes and Spending

Issue Position

Keeping taxes low and fighting against out of control spending

The federal budget deficit has exceeded over $1.4 trillion for each of the past two years. Candice Miller does not believe that we have these out of control deficits because the American people's taxes are too low -- she believes we have these deficits because the federal government spends too much.

During this difficult economy while every American family and job creator was tightening their belts to make ends meet, the federal government went on an out of control spending spree which has driven our debt and deficit through the roof. During this time the federal government passed a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, a $800 billion economic stimulus plan that has not created the promised jobs and increased taxes and placed draconian new regulations and taxes on American job creators. Candice Miller opposed all of these policies which have led to nearly double digit unemployment nationally and a stagnant economy.

We can do better.

Candice Miller believes we need to stop the government bailouts of the private sector and instead empower American job creators. We can do this by removing uncertainty about tax increases by extending all of the tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this year. We also must work to give the private sector incentives to invest in the expansion of their businesses and create new jobs. America has never found its way to prosperity through government spending. Prosperity is achieved when entrepreneurs have the confidence to invest in new ideas that create economic growth. History has proven time and time again that we do not achieve prosperity through higher taxes and bigger government.

Candice Miller also believes it is simply immoral to continue to bury our children, grandchildren and future generations under a mountain of debt because the federal government simply cannot exercise fiscal discipline. It is long past time to begin the difficult task to reign in out of control spending and she is committed to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending while focusing government on delivering efficient and effective services to the people.

Candice Miller has immeasurable confidence in the American people and a firm belief that our best days are ahead of us. By working together to empower the people and bring fiscal discipline to Washington we can make it easier for every citizen to achieve the American Dream.