Issues

Determining Our Priorities

Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem. The IRS is taking in record-breaking revenue year-over-year, but the government is spending more money than ever before.

We need to rein in this out-of-control spending and make sure we are meeting the obligations people expect. For every tens of millions or billions of dollars spent on a government program that no one knows about and no one benefits from, we lose the opportunity to make Social Security and Medicare solvent, programs that people not only know about but rely on to live.

Every department and program should have to show some return on the investment Congress gives them. Instead, we take their previous budget and add to it, never questioning its utility or the difference it makes. Ending this practice and engaging in zero-based budgeting will help curtail spending.