“Cut spending to be fiscally conservative,” has been the mantra of our Congressman for years, but his actions have been totally irresponsible. Shutting down the government in 2013 in a failed attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act was a political ploy that cost us billions of dollars. Now, our representative supports an expensive wall that will accomplish nothing, and his cohorts are fighting to give themselves unlimited spending power for the next 18 months.
Cutting spending should not be our primary objective. Investing for the security and prosperity of the American people is the goal. Budget decisions should always be based on the benefits that will be delivered to the American people. This is how successful businesses make decisions; it should be the guiding principal for government as well.
Selling off or privatizing government assets to make some quick cash might benefit donors, but not the people of our district. Privatization of roads, schools and parks may “reduce the size of government” but it only raises the use cost to citizens by giving private industry control of resources we need.
We must never forget that our country was founded on “We the People”; expenditures must serve the people of our nation, not the corporations, not limited special interests and not the politicians.
As your Congresswoman, I will scrutinize every bill to ensure that the people of our district and our country are being served.