Luke Messer is a fiscal conservative who recognizes that government is spending our money in Washington. Serving on the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee in 2005, Luke helped Governor Daniels craft the state's first balanced budget in eight years -- a budget that, without a tax increase, turned a $600 million deficit into a $300 million surplus in a single year. In Congress, Luke Messer will take a commonsense Hoosier approach to budget issues. Luke understands that America cannot spend itself out of a recession or borrow its way out of debt. He also knows that raising taxes in a recession is the worst thing government could do to get our economy turned around.