WHY I AM A CANDIDATE
I am running for Congress because this country is headed in the wrong direction: chronic unemployment, a weak economy coupled with bailouts, takeovers and deficit spending are expanding the size and scope of government.
We can’t borrow, spend or tax our way back to prosperity and doing so certainly won’t create jobs.
We are lectured by the out-of-touch elites in Washington that the financial crisis was largely a result of our “living beyond our means”. However, in the first three years of this Administration (with the support of members of Congress like my opponent Niki Tsongas) the federal deficit has increased three-fold from $500 billion to $1.5 trillion (each year). Even more daunting is that on the present trajectory, trillion dollar-plus deficits are forecast for as far as the eye can see. Meanwhile, President Obama and his allies in Congress have, in just over three years, increased out national debt by 50% to more than $15 trillion. This represents over $50,000 around the neck of every man, woman and child in the country.
There is an arrogance coming out of Washington that somehow they know what’s best for us.
And this administration believes that increasing the size and scope of government will help solve the challenges we face.
I believe the solutions to our challenges are the ones upon which this country was founded and made it great-limited government, lower taxes and less regulation: The role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue his or her own goals. Currently, these common American values are being trampled upon by those who “know better”.
Liberals have faith in the government. I have faith in the people.
I plan to bring this practical common sense approach to Washington, D.C. It is an approach that harnesses the creative power of the individual and not the government.