I believe in as small of a state government and federal government as possible. I believe that South Dakotans, and businesses in South Dakota, are taxed enough already. I will not support any new taxes or any increases in existing taxes. I would work to prevent the expansion of state government as well as look for ways to shrink or streamline what is already in place.
The solution to resolving our budget problems is to expand our economy and create jobs. The way to do this is by getting more businesses to invest in South Dakota, which brings more jobs, which puts more money into our economy, which brings more state revenue from existent tax statutes.
We must bring fiscal responsibility back to Pierre. Our elected representatives must balance our budget. We must learn from the mistakes of excess government programs in states such as California, New York, etc., and ensure that we protect the future of our state and children by limiting the growth of government and the ballooning budget that comes with unchecked government expansion.