As a business owner, I don't just talk about balancing the budget, I do it every day. If revenues are down, expenses must be reduced. As your Congressman, I will support a balanced budget amendment, and I will oppose efforts to raise the debt ceiling. We can't spend our way back to a balanced budget. We have to start reducing spending and deconstructing years of programs and policies which have only served to grow government, harm the private sector, and impair our freedom. This is a moral imperative in which we must not fail if we are to protect the future for our children and grandchildren.