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Balanced Budget/Congressional Reform

Balanced Budget:

I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. But I’m not going to let the perfect be the enemy of the achievable. I am fighting for this goal on two tracks. While I’m fighting for a constitutional amendment, I’m working to modernize and fundamentally reform our three-letter agencies that control too much of our lives and our economy. We need to shift dollars and authority out of Washington, D.C. and relocate functions to states and regions. We need put agencies like the IRS, EPA, HHS and DOE in their place. They work for us. We don’t work for them. 

 We can balance the budget, downsize and reimagine federal agencies, keep taxes low, limit regulation, and turn the entire country into an Opportunity Zone that empowers local communities and entrepreneurs in western North Carolina and all over America.  

Congressional Reform:

 Modern Washington represents itself and special interests. It’s time for DC to represent us – We the People.

 The left’s answer is to get money out of politics by forcing you (the taxpayer) to finance their campaigns. The only way to get money out of politics is by getting politicians out of our pockets. Special interests have taken over our capital because the left has taken a special interest in every sector of American life.

There is no quick fix to this problem. Real reform will require hard work and a battle, but our future is worth saving. I am fighting every day to restore our founders’ vision of limited government and force the federal government to live within its means. The best and only way to drain the swamp is to reapply the Constitution’s enumerated powers that limit the federal government’s role and power over our lives.

 As Tom Coburn, who led the successful campaign to end earmarks, or pork-barrel spending, once said, the perfect political moment for change in Washington is always a mirage that is just beyond the horizon of the next election. For my generation, and for all Americans, the perfect political moment is now.

Our focus for long-term reform must be Congressional Term Limits. Career politicians pose a threat to the future of America, and term limits are the solution.