Federal spending is out of control and must be cut. Too many Republicans from around the country have gone to Washington saying they would cut spending and reduce the size of government and then done the exact opposite. That's why some of those Republicans lost their elections in 2006 and 2008. We can't afford to have a Republican nominee in Nebraska who says he will restrain spending, but is a person who will not actually do it.
I have a proven record of restraining government spending. As Nebraska's State Treasurer, I asked the Nebraska Legislature to cut my budget by 13% for each of the next two fiscal years. When I was Nebraska's Attorney General, I operated the Nebraska Attorney General's office on the third smallest budget in the nation.