The national debt is now over $19 trillion. By comparison, the total debt when Obama took office was $7.5 trillion. This type of spending is unacceptable. We must get the spending in Washington under control so that we do not saddle our children and grandchildren with unmanageable mountains of debt. This is why I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
When I was Agriculture Commissioner, my department was one of the first to return money back to the taxpayer. I will bring this same fiscal restraint to Washington. We need to turn our economy around by spending less and taxing less in Washington. That way, we can give private sector businesses the stability and certainty they need to create good-paying jobs for hardworking Kentuckians.