Despite the many problems we face as a nation, we still live in the greatest country on Earth.
The United States was founded upon the principle of freedom. Government was instituted to protect our liberties, but its nature is to grow, consuming everything in its path, including economic prosperity and individual freedom.
My purpose for being in the United States Congress is to fight to keep the freedoms we still have while fighting to restore freedoms we’ve lost.
One of the biggest threats to liberty in this country is our serious spending problem.
I was one of the first signers of the Cut, Cap and Balance pledge. Just last week I proposed the House version of the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 – H.R. 2560 – which will do the following:
- Cut discretionary and direct spending – $111 billion in the first year alone
- Cap overall spending to a percentage of the GDP
- Require a two-thirds majority in Congress to raise taxes
- Require that a Balanced Budget Amendment be submitted to the states
Congress has shown NO desire to control its spending habits or to even balance the books. They’ve kicked the can down the road for so long now that we’ve reached a critical crossroad: either enact the tough spending cuts and measures that will lead us once again down the path to prosperity, or continue our reckless spending spree which will send us down the road to financial ruin. The choice is ours, and we must make it now.
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