The Debt & Federal Spending
To tackle the debt, we need a strong economy. Our only path toward balanced budgets includes pro-growth policies and less spending — not tax hikes that will stifle job creation. For now, Congress must prioritize getting our economy back on its feet and helping Americans return to work. I have a proven record of balancing budgets during tough times by applying conservative principles. I erased a shortfall without raising taxes as Fulton Commission Chairman and cut spending in the Secretary of State’s office by nearly 20 percent during the Great Recession. In Congress, I was chosen to serve on a debt reduction task force because of this experience. President Trump spurred on the greatest economy in our nation’s history. When the good times return — and they will – tough spending decisions will be required. I am the only candidate in this race who has a record of doing so.