"The economy is in serious trouble. My plan calls for immediate actions to be taken by the Congress and includes an indexed moratorium on the Federal Gasoline tax and permanent income tax cuts. The best way to help our consumer driven economy is to help people keep their own hard earned money. Our economic system is fueled by the people's confidence to spend, and they can't spend if the Congress keeps taxing them to death. The reality of a Democrat-controlled Congress cannot be ignored and their agenda cannot be challenged by status quo Republicans. As long as we were in the majority, it was easy to "Rubber-stamp" legislation - good or bad. But now, we need a Congressman who has insight, energy and the willpower to go on the offensive to introduce and push conservative legislation that is in the best interest of the people and businesses of our district. Direct challenge must be made to politicians who "play politics as usual' with the best interest of the American people. The best way to control the federal budget and out-of-control spending is to not give any more money to politicians than necessary; most politicians never met a dollar they didn't like."