I have always pledged to cut taxes and to lower the federal tax burden for Utah families. I am glad I have had the opportunity to make good on that promise. One of my first votes in Congress was for $550 billion in tax cuts and rate reductions over more than a decade.
I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington. And the more we can reduce the tax and regulatory burden on small businesses, the more time and effort they can put into creating and providing quality jobs and economic growth that benefit all of us.
Too many in Congress seem to think Washington and bigger government can solve our problems, particularly when it comes to the economy. I don't believe that. We have faced hard economic times before, and like before, we will get through this period and be strong and prosperous again - but that will happen because of the hard work, creativity, and ingenuity of the American people. It won't come from massive government spending on bloated federal programs that puts our country deeper into debt.