Spending in Washington is dangerously out of control. In the past 12 months, we have witnessed Washington engage in the most fiscally irresponsible policymaking in the history of this country, and in Congress I will work tirelessly to restore conservatism and accountability to our government.
This year alone, the national debt has increased by $1.6 trillion. In April, Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget that will double the national debt in five years, while running a $1.42 trillion federal deficit, which more than triples the previous record high. Simply put, the federal government is writing checks on the backs of the American taxpayers that are burying us in a mountain of debt and pushing America into bankruptcy.
Now more than ever before, we need leaders in Washington who not only promise to restore fiscal responsibility, but who have proven they know how to do it. As a Mayor, I balanced Wadsworth's $80 million budget and converted a multi-million dollar deficit into a surplus, without raising taxes. I stand in stark contrast to John Boccieri, who despite campaigning as responsible steward of the economy, once elected has voted 94% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and has taken your tax dollars on the largest spending spree in history.
* In his first two months in office, Boccieri voted to spend a Billion dollars an hour, every hour, for his first 50 days in office
* Voted for a $3.5 trillion budget that has been called the "most fiscally irresponsible budget in the history of the federal government"
* Voted for a $787 billion "stimulus" package that hasn't stimulated anything other than our national debt
As Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi have been steering our economy off of a cliff, John Boccieri has had his foot on the gas pedal the entire time, and we cannot afford any more of his brand of failed leadership. In Washington, I will serve as a strong voice for the restoration of conservatism to government and fight to immediately stop this unconscionable expansion of government and profoundly reckless deficit spending.