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Matt Silverstein on Budget & Economy

 


Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt

We must take responsible steps to deal with the federal debt or it will deal with us. If we fail to reduce the debt it will quickly begin swallowing a bigger and bigger piece of the federal budget that should be going to prudent investments.

We need to stop wasting our money on bad investments. Matt agrees that we must permanently ban earmarks. We will never get our fiscal house in order if we follow the advice of career politicians like Jim Inhofe who defend pork barrel politics such as earmarks, which allows every member of Congress to waste our money on their own personal pet projects. Too many politicians, Republicans and Democrats, think big spending is okay as long as it's "their spending" and that has to change.

We'll never get our fiscal house in order with pork barrel politics and Matt will bring a breath of fresh air by attacking the waste, fraud, and abuse that comes from BOTH political parties in Washington DC.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattForOklahoma.com, "Issues" , Nov 11, 2013

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