I Congress I will fight to:
• Balance the budget
• Eliminate excessive federal offices, agencies and bureaucrats
• Focus on core government functions and deliver them well
Every child born in America today has an opportunity to receive an outstanding education, freedom to pursue their dreams and, oh yes one more thing, a $1,500,000 lifetime share of the national debt from their parents and grandparents hanging over their heads.
Rather than raising taxes to fund government, we have to make a course correction and change the way we think about spending. The White House and Congress have largely just provided funding for a bloated bureaucracy regardless of cost. We need to return the focus of Washington to core federal government roles and services. Do we really need ten federal agencies with environmental authority? What added value does the U.S. Department of Education provide to our children? Do we even need a Department of Housing and Urban Development or can states play this role? Why is there a International Boundary and Water Commission and why do they have nearly 300 employees?
Our national debt has increased by over 60 percent (to over $17 trillion dollars) during the Obama Administration – with no end in sight. America does not have an income problem, we have a spending problem. With reforms in Louisiana, I was able to increase productivity 500 percent. We will do the same in Washington. I am the guy the career bureaucrats and bloated government contractors are going to hate.