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Matthew Whitaker on Budget & Economy

 


Top priority: Grow the economy

Inside the Ida Grove Skate Palace, the politicians were peppered with questions from about 100 Iowa voters. Before the forum, the candidates told us what issue is most important to them.

"Jobs and economy," said State Senator Joni Ernst.

"Balancing the budget," answered former State Attorney Matt Whitaker.

"Grow the economy," said Dr. Sam Clovis.

With an ever growing list of Republican candidates the biggest challenge, right now, may be standing out in a crowded field. "I want to go to Washington not as a career politician, but as a citizen legislator. The laws that I work on will apply to me when I'm done, since I've taken a term limit pledge to only serve two terms," Whitaker said.

"I am certainly not the status quo, and I won't represent the status quo. The American people are sick of that, and they want real change, by real people, who will do things that will really change this country and get it back on track," Clovis said.

Source: Siouxland News KTIV on 2014 Iowa Senate debate , Nov 19, 2013

Balance the budget instead of $17 trillion national debt

As a father and small business owner, I balance a budget every year. It is past time for Washington to do the same. If we don't act now to put our country's financial house in order, the $17 trillion national debt will loom over the future of our children and grandchildren. In our business and our family if we don't have enough money, we have to cut back. The government should too. I'll make the tough choices to balance the budget with spending cuts and a smarter approach to government.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattWhitaker.org, "Issues" , Oct 20, 2013

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