“I place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared.” ~Thomas Jefferson
A balanced budget continues to be one of my highest long-term priorities. I believe the government should be forced to balance its checkbook just like all American families do. We most often hear about the over $21 trillion national debt that grows with each passing day. While this figure is frightening, it is only the tip of the iceberg of our country’s financial standing. As it stands right now, the liabilities of our entire federal government are more than $120 trillion.
As a staunch constitutional conservative, I have consistently voted to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, and I will always fight to ensure that the American people remain in control of our nation, not Washington bureaucrats.