I have consistently voted against tax increases and will continue to do so as long as I am in Congress. Taxes already take a third of every dollar from Americans. Families should be keeping their hard-earned money, not sending more of it to Washington. Further, the federal government is rife with waste, abuse and redundancy. As a former businessman, I know the importance of balancing a budget and paying bills on time. We must hold the line on spending and make government more accountable.