Thereâ€™s a lot that needs to be shutdown in Washington: borrowing money to pay our bills, spending without accountability, waste, and tax increases on our families and small businesses. There are also priorities worth protecting: that paycheck for a deployed service member, a Social Security check for an elderly woman, and the economic stability that results from global confidence in our nationâ€™s ability to pay our bills. As America wrestles with our financial challenges, hereâ€™s where I stand:
Shutdown debt. No nation can survive by borrowing nearly
Shutdown waste. Audit the Federal Reserve. Audit the Department of Defense. Aggressively limit government. Aggressively increase accountability.
Shutdown tax increases. Our nation has a spending problemâ€”not a taxing problem.
Shutdown Obamacare. An over 2,000 page bill with that is resulting in premium increases and hiring reductions. Shut it down.
Protect Those Who Serve. If you wear the uniform of our Armed Services, you shouldnâ€™t wonder if you will have a paycheck when the mortgage is due or the pantry is low.
Protect Seniors. Medicare and Social Security should be dependable and consistent for the millions of seniors who rely on them.
Pay Our Bills. Allowing the U.S. to default on its debts would jeopardize economic recovery and impact every American family. We must pay our bills.