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Jim Baird on Budget & Economy

 

 


Pass balanced budget; cut red tape; reduce regulations

Q: Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

A: Strongly Agree

Q: Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

A: Strongly Agree.

Q: What role should government play in boosting the economy?

A: Jobs are created in the private sector and not by the government. The government should work to allow the free market to take hold by cutting red tape and reducing burdensome regulations. A tax code that allows for job growth and small business success is key. Government must also eliminate crony capitalism by ending the process of high paid lobbyists working to get special deals for specific companies and industries.

Source: Heritage Alliance iVoterGuide on 2018 House IN-4 race , Sep 9, 2018

A balanced budget is possible; cut government spending

"I see the budget process similar to what we've done in the state," said Baird. "We have a balanced budget and we have all the challenges of all the services that you're trying to cover. And yet you've got to be realistic. You can't borrow money for years on end. You can't borrow 40% of what you're trying to pay each day. "I think our goal ought to be to reduce government spending and make that a balanced process for the country's sake because the taxpayers will end up paying."
Source: Kokomo Perspective coverage of 2018 IN-4 House race , Feb 24, 2018

Supports GOP principles of small government & lean spending

Based on his four terms at the statehouse, Baird said he hoping to apply Indiana Republican principles like small government, lean spending, tax reform and encouragement of entrepreneurship to Washington, D.C. "The government should be the most stable entity in an economy. It should cover the things it needs to and do it cheaply," Baird said.
Source: Times-Sentinel coverage of 2018 IN-4 House race , Dec 6, 2017

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Budget & Economy: Jim Baird on other issues:
IN Gubernatorial:
Daniel Coats
Eric Holcomb
Mike Pence
IN Senatorial:
Andrew Straw
Baron Hill
Brian Bosma
Eric Holcomb
Evan Bayh
Joe Donnelly
Luke Messer
Mark Hurt
Marlin Stutzman
Mike Braun
Todd Rokita
Todd Young

Freshman class of 2019:
"Freshman class" means "not in Congress in January 2017", with exceptions:
* Special election, so sworn in prior to Jan. 2019
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Freshman class of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-8*:Lesko
CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
Freshman class of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
VA-2:Luria ; VA-7:Spanberger ; VA-10:Wexton
WA-8:Schrier
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