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Joe DioGuardi on Budget & Economy

 


Absolutely no additional federal funds for economic recovery

Q: Do you support substantial additional federal funding for economic recovery?

A: Absolutely not. Washington is spending money we don't have and borrowing from countries we don't trust. If we are to emerge from the Great Recession, spending must be cut, taxes must be lowered and regulations must be effective but limited. The government's growth is not the answer for economic recovery.

Source: League of Women Voters 2010 Candidate Questionnaire Aug 11, 2010

1992: Wrote a book warning of fiscal responsibility

As a professional CPA and a former Member of Congress, I have witnessed firsthand the fiscal deterioration of our great country, and I cannot sit on the sidelines now that our economy is in shambles. In 1990, the bill that I introduced as a junior member of Congress, the "Chief Financial Officer and Federal Reform Act," to help bring fiscal sanity to the budget process in Washington, DC, was signed into law. Two years later, I wrote a book to warn the American people about the gross lack of fiscal responsibility, financial accountability, and transparency on Capitol Hill, even predicting the inevitable insolvency of America. Today it is absolutely clear that my grave concerns can no longer be ignored, as millions of Americans lose their jobs and their homes. I want to finish the job that I began in 1985 to insure that the United States is once again acting in a fiscally responsible way to protect our economic and national security.
Source: Campaign website, DioGuardiForUSSenate.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Strong advocate of "Paygo"

I will promote serious budget reform measures to reduce the profligate spending in the federal government and dangerous levels of debt that have put us in economic jeopardy. Because the monumental increase in spending that we have witnessed over the past ten years has not been paid for, I will be a strong advocate of "Paygo." If interest rates spike, our budget deficit will increase significantly, which could lead to the crash of the dollar, higher inflation, and a crisis in international trade.
Source: Campaign website, DioGuardiForUSSenate.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Constitutional Amendment for balanced budget

DioGuardi co-sponsored H.J.RES.321 : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation. The bill garnered 239 co-sponsors but died in the House Judiciary Committee after Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Source: Bill sponsorships, Library of Congress Jun 17, 1987

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