My Position on Budget & Fiscal Responsibility
Like most Americans, I am gravely concerned by the federal government’s out-of-control spending and borrowing, which is harming our economy today and threatening the future of the American Dream. Time and time again, Democrats embrace outlandish tax and spend policies that deliver results that speak for themselves – higher taxes, skyrocketing inflation, and less money in your pocket.
As a result of this out-of-control spending, our national debt has swelled to historic levels, creating a mountain of debt that our children and grandchildren will bear the burden of. We must get it under control before it’s too late.
The only way to get our fiscal house in order is to reduce government spending. I believe that restoring trust and confidence in representative government starts with ensuring taxpayer dollars are used efficiently and effectively.
That’s why I have led on the Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act, which aims to restore the American people’s “power of the purse” by eliminating unauthorized spending or “Zombie” programs — spending on government programs that haven’t been authorized by the people’s representatives in Congress. Every year, unauthorized spending accounts for roughly $300 billion in federal spending. This bill ensures that every penny of taxpayer money is subject to the scrutiny of the American people. It means that the people’s representatives are doing their jobs to effectively review, rethink, and possibly eliminate programs that are no longer needed — a change that is long overdue.
I am also a strong champion for a balanced budget amendment, a line-item veto, and a constitutional amendment to limit government spending to 20% of the U.S. economy. These institutional reforms are critical to America’s future.