National Debt and Spending
Out-of-control government spending remains the biggest threat to our nation's future prosperity and national security. For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have operated under the false assumption that they can spend their way into prosperity. I regularly vote against budgets because they are almost always disregarded in massive end of the year spending bills, called "omnibus" bills.
Congress has a spending problem, not a taxing problem. At the time of this post, the United States nation debt stands at close to $21 trillion. We cannot continue to finance these bad spending habits by borrowing from foreign countries like China, and leaving our children and grandchildren with the bill. We cannot continue to swipe the nation’s credit card and live beyond our means. Since taking office, I have already successfully worked with other Members of Congress to cut more that $50 billion in non-defense discretionary spending.