I ran for Congress to save the United States from bankruptcy. Day after day, the national debt continues climbing upward, mortgaging the next generation’s future deeper and deeper into debt.
The national debt currently stands in excess of $19 trillion and is dramatically increasing by the minute. As out-of-control spending rages on, the obligation for our children’s share of the national debt ever increases, currently standing at nearly $60,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
I am fighting everyday to hold Washington to a higher standard, including restoring fiscal responsibility and advocating spending reforms that will strengthen the United States’ economic position.
One mechanism to hold Washington accountable is requiring a balanced budget. I am a cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States – which is a simple, common sense principle that families throughout the Sixth District adhere to on a daily basis.
I have consistently voted for bills to reduce federal spending including the Blueprint for a Balanced Budget Act, the most fiscally conservative budget offered during my time in Congress. This budget would reduce federal spending by $8.6 trillion over 10 years, and balance in eight years.
I have also been a strong supporter of reforms such as the No Budget, No Pay Act and the Do Your Job Act which would withhold salaries for Members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget or complete appropriations bills on schedule.
Entitlement reform is a moral obligation that every elected official in Washington, D.C. must address. If critical programs such as Social Security and Medicare are going to remain solvent, it is vital that Washington officials come together and enact reforms that will protect these programs for future generations.
I will continue doing everything within my power to rein in federal spending, restore fiscal responsibility and decrease our national debt because we have an obligation to future generations and Kentuckians deserve better.