Fiscal Responsibility

The federal government has managed to overhaul the tax system but has not yet addressed the growing national debt which has doubled during the last administration after doubling in the administration prior to that. The debt continues to grow with each rushed budget compromise. It is time to reign in irresponsible spending by the federal government without sacrificing those in need of entitlements.

The appropriations process used to be devised into separate bills — but in recent times, Congress has devolved into passing one massive omnibus bill for the entire government each year. This forces legislators to either vote ‘yes’ on a spending bill that burdens our grandchildren with debt, or vote to shutdown the government. This is an unreasonable position to place members of Congress in.

I will work to restore regular order to the budgeting process so that the constituents’ spending priorities can actually be voiced through their Representatives’ votes.