My Position on Jobs & Economy
Economic freedom is essential to creating the economic environment of growth and innovation that leads to job creation. Congress must use its lawmaking responsibility to eliminate regulations that hurt businesses, especially in a time of recovery when American businesses need freedom to get back on their feet. We must also cut taxes and put more money back into the pockets of our citizens. As previous efforts have shown, we can use tax cuts to spur billions of dollars in investments across America.
However, we will never truly recover if we do not get our own house in order. The government has become unaccountable to the American people. The federal budget is filled with waste, and there is no consideration for fiscal responsibility. We continue to fund numerous programs and agencies without authorization, or even an idea of what it is we are funding. Moreover, the budget process itself is broken. Instead of properly passing our appropriations bills with input from all Members of Congress, House Leadership plays political games and negotiates omnibus spending bills behind closed doors.
Long-term economic growth depends on controlling federal spending, reducing the national debt, and reducing bureaucratic red tape. All Americans need to be represented in the budget process, and our focus must be on a responsible budget that treats our taxpayer’s money with care. We need sensible solutions to reduce the deficit and bring the budget under control.