The Executive Branch used to be able to fit into the Eisenhower building, right across from the White House. Today, it employs over 4 million Americans. I believe if our founding fathers could see what we have made of the Executive, they would gasp in disbelief. The three branches were designed as checks and balances, but the Executive Branch has become so bloated and hungry it has simply gotten out of control. Unelected federal bureaucrats (the pride and joy of the Executive) have their paws stuck in every aspect of daily American life. Government over-regulation is a direct hindrance to free enterprise, it squashes competition, it gives government ultimate authority, and it steals prosperity from people right here in the 8th Congressional district.
The federal government is out of control as bloated agencies with no jurisdiction create programs and regulations that increase our taxes while decreasing opportunity. Citizens should not be responsible for footing the bill of failing government pet-projects and reckless spending. Over-regulation kills companies’ ability to innovate, as regulations frequently squash projects before they ever begin. Tax cuts work, people should be trusted with the money they make – a thousand dollars is better spent in the pockets of the American people rather than another unaccounted federal money-pit. More money in the pockets of the American people is money spent investing in their communities, and reinvesting the profit they make. In Congress, I will fight to lower taxes for families, and reduce regulations that hinder a businesses ability to succeed.
When I was elected to Johnstown Town Council, we were $13 million in debt. Under my leadership, Johnstown quickly became debt free with adequate reserves and was able to pay cash for multiple public improvements, including needed water and wastewater improvements, a new police station, town hall, public works building, and community recreation center.
I am proud to say as a Weld County Commissioner, the county has no long-term debt, no short-term debt, and no county sales tax. We have refunded over $1 billion to Weld taxpayers through mill levy rebates.
If we can achieve this in small-town America by being fiscally responsible, it’s time to hold our federal government to the same standard.