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Issue Position: National Debt

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Reigning in federal spending is my top priority in Congress. For too long, Congress has spent the hard-earned tax dollars of our citizens without thinking of the consequences. This out-of-control federal spending is bankrupting our country and will eventually lead to economic disaster. It is not right for us to create a massive burden for unborn Americans by ascribing benefits to ourselves. We must restore economic sanity and allow for private sector job creation. Only then will our economy grow and prosper, which will make everything else possible.

In order to reach these goals, I support a minimum of $100 billion in spending cuts in FY2011. Additionally, I am a proud cosponsor of the Spending Reduction Act introduced by the Republican Study Committee. This legislation will reduce federal spending by $2.5 trillion over the next ten years.

I will continue to work with my colleagues to rein in federal spending and to ensure that American tax dollars are being spent wisely and efficiently.


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