I decided to run for Congress based on the unsustainable path of our country with record debt and record deficit spending. I believe this will ruin our country if we let it continue and we won't have a United States of America if the problem is not solved right now. To begin, we must stop the spending with real cuts -- not decreases in rates of spending. I believe in the Mack Penny Plan because it is simple, easy to understand, and can actually work. The Mack Penny Plan cuts one penny -- yes, a penny -- out of every federal dollar that is spent over the next 6 years. The plan will cut spending in that time by 7.5 trillion dollars. Once we get our deficit spending to zero, we can use money to pay down our debt from that point forward. In addition to this plan, there are 2 other items I believe we should fight for: a Balanced Budget Amendment and enacting zero-based budgeting at every level of our government. Families have to make sure they aren't spending more than they take in, I don't think it is too much to ask of our federal government in Washington to do the same.