We keep spending money on the federal level like we have it. When I served in the Utah State House of Representatives, we passed a balanced budget EVERY YEAR. Utah is known, and ranked nationally, as one of the most fiscally responsible States in the U.S. There’s a reason for that. If we don’t have it, we don’t spend it. And, if we don’t have it we can’t fire up the printing press at the Bureau of Engraving & Printing, to close the budget gap, which deflates the dollar by the way. That same type of thinking needs to be brought back to DC by your Representative from the 3rd Congressional District. I am fiscally responsible. Check my record as a State legislator.

There are some justifiable reasons for taxation. They are few and defined Constitutionally. But, when lawmakers and bureaucrats misinterpret lawful fiscal appropriations, and feed the pigs at the trough through endless “entitlement” programs at the peril of middle-class America, someone’s gotta stop them.

A good rule of thumb?! How about justifying expenses of the Country utilizing the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, or Article I Section 8, or the 10th Amendment. I will use a Constitutional filter to determine justifiable spending—not lobbyists and special interest groups.

I am a Platform Republican, therefore…

Human Services. We believe that the primary responsibility for meeting basic human needs rests with the individual, the family, and the voluntary charitable organizations. We recognize, however, that there are special social needs which must be addressed through state human service programs. We support requiring welfare recipients to work towards self-sufficiency.

I believe in, and support this Platform Plank of the UTGOP. Self-sufficiency is the primary responsibility of every American.