Government spending is out of control. Very simply, the federal government is spending and borrowing too much. To address this, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, I voted 157 times on the floor of the House to cut spending. Had the Senate not blocked some of the bigger items, these votes would mean we would be spending $7 trillion less than currently planned over the next ten years.
I voted against the omnibus $1trillion budget bill in December 2011 because it failed to prioritize spending and reflected badly on Congress’ failure to get a basic job done. Finally, I voted in 2011 in favor of a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget. My record on spending issues is outstanding and represents real fiscal responsibility—and that’s one reason Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom has given me an “A” rating for my work on budget issues.