The state legislature owes it to the people of Arkansas to be fiscally responsible and to use tax dollars in an efficient and cost-effective manner. As State Representative, I will go to Little Rock with the firm belief that spending needs to be controlled and taxation needs to be minimal. This means reevaluating state programs and projects, and relegating them to the local level where possible. I also believe it is time for Arkansas to begin scaling back its dependence on the federal government. The U.S has a 2.6 trillion dollar annual deficit, is 25 trillion dollars in debt, and has approximately 150 trillion in unfunded liabilities. It is fiscally irresponsible to continue leaning on the federal government for close to 34 percent of our state spending. Moreover, much of the federal funding comes with cumbersome mandates and oversights.
As State Representative, I will vote against any additional government spending or tax increase, and will work tirelessly to repeal any legislation that hinders liberty or is bogged down with excessive spending or regulation.