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Issue Position: Reducing the Size and Cost of Government

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In just the last 10 years, our central federal government has grown exponentially. The federal government owns everything from banks to automobile manufacturers and now wants to take over your health care. It is not enough to say you will oppose efforts to continue America down this path - The problem with Washington is that when a problem is identified, Congress' fix lies in more spending. We need to exercise fiscal discipline, stop the spending, stop the borrowing and roll back spending that has saddled our children and grandchildren with debt. We cannot spend our way to economic freedom and prosperity.

Had I been Member of Congress over the last two years, I would have opposed Tarp 1, Tarp 2 -- and both "stimulus" packages - these unprecedented government spending programs have saddled our children and grandchildren with a debt unlike ever faced in the country before.

As a member of Congress, I will:

* Fight for a line item veto
* Fight for a balance budget amendment
* Fight to end the earmark process
* Fight to make budget process more transparent and open to review from our citizens
* Fight to roll back and end government intervention in private sector companies

As a member of the House of Delegates and the Virginia State Senate, I have consistently opposed tax increases and spending proposals that did not put the people first.

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