Issue Position: Balancing the Budget

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014

America is $19 trillion in debt and growing, and we cannot continue to spend recklessly and hand this debt to future generations. Getting our fiscal house in order is not just about budgets; it's an economic imperative. A government that spends within its means spurs growth, protects investments in critical government functions, and ensures we hand future generations a strong and secure country.

Instead, our current bloated, inefficient government stifles small business growth and chokes off opportunity for the middle class. Plain and simple, this is a failure of leadership, and we need new leaders in Washington, D.C., willing to put the concerns of hardworking Americans ahead of their next reelection.

It's time we go line-by-line through the federal budget, eliminating waste and duplication wherever it exists.

Throughout my life, I have met difficult challenges head-on, and that's exactly the commitment I will bring to reining in our spending and supporting pro-growth policies, putting our country back on a path to a stronger future.