Ron Johnson on Budget & Economy
A: We need to reduce the deficit spending by the federal government that creates uncertainty in our markets and is responsible for a bloated government bureaucracy that stifles productivity.
We also need to help job creators control costs by reducing the tax burden and enacting market-based health care reform that targets runaway prices. In short, we need a smaller, fiscally responsible government that allows the free market to thrive.
The federal government is spending money that we, the American people, do not have. The liberals in Congress are planning to spend an additional $3.6 trillion in the next federal budget.
It's simple math for anyone but the Washington insiders. The more government spends, the more government will eventually have to take from you.
The Contract from America, clause 3. Demand a Balanced Budget:
Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike.
The Contract from America, clause 6. End Runaway Government Spending:
Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth.
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