Issue Position: Budget

Issue Position

I am a fiscal conservative and I have consistently voted to reduce the size and scope of the federal government. I voted against $2.3 trillion under the Bush Administration and against $7 trillion under the Obama Administration.

The most serious threat to our nation's defense is our debt. Over the last four years we have seen more spending than in the entire history of our country and every failed attempt at a so-called recovery has cost the taxpayers even more. Therefore, the House unanimously rejected the president's budget 414-0.

Additionally, I voted in support of the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan that will drastically cut federal spending and scale back the size of the government while protecting funding for our military and reforming critical health and retirement programs for our seniors. The Republican budget is the only budget plan that makes an earnest effort to cut spending, safeguard our military defenses, and rescue Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid from bankruptcy. The Republican budget focuses on pro-growth tax reforms and cleans up loopholes in the tax code that hinder economic growth. It will lower the astronomically high corporate income tax and level the playing field for American businesses to re-invest here at home.

The budget would privatize whole sectors of the federal government. It will reduce the power of the federal government and give Americans more control over their personal choices and financial futures. As a staunch constitutional conservative, I will always fight to ensure that our country remains in control of the American people, not Washington bureaucrats.

I am a cosponsor of HR 2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act and HJRes. 2, Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.