Tax and Spend
So far this Congress, I have voted against bills costing $2.56 trillion, and rejected $1.19 billion in proposed earmarks. Under the President’s major tax and spend proposal, District Seven resident would bear the bear the brunt of tax increases with some of the highest average increases in the country (District 7 ranks 9th out of 435 congressional districts in total projected tax increase). Furthermore, unless Congress votes to stop them, the following tax increases will occur.
U.S. Financial Burden
My highest priority as your Congressman is ensuring our prosperity now and in the future by keeping the U. S. Treasury, and our children and grandchildren, from going deeper into debt.
On every vote and on every issue, I always remember our nation’s immense unfunded financial burden. Unfortunately, as you can see on pages 5 and 6 of this important GAO report, this $53 trillion unfunded obligation has grown by 158% since 2000. This structural debt is the principle reason I have voted against so many new spending initiatives and expanding government programs since I was sworn in as your Congressman in January 2001.
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