Issue Position: Federal Budget
The federal government has grown too big thanks to unchecked, excessive spending. I support significant spending cuts while sustaining those services that the federal government is constitutionally authorized to provide. For too long, the federal government has pretended as if it could spend what it did not have and there would be no consequences. Total federal spending, as a percentage of our economy, is at its highest level since World War II. Our national debt stands at almost $15 trillion, and forty cents of every dollar the federal government spends is being borrowed from future generations. The only solution now is to make drastic changes that reduce the size of our bloated federal government.
For starters, I believe all federal agencies should sunset or expire after a fixed period of time. If a federal agency needs to continue to exist, then it should have to prove its worth to the American people. If it can't, then it needs to go. We also should pass an amendment to our Constitution requiring a balanced budget so that we force our government to balance its books just like every other American has to do. Our government is on an unsustainable path that is forcing our grandchildren to pay for our out of control spending. With these key steps, I believe we can once again return to the path of prosperity.