Our federal budget is out of control! Federal spending has grown roughly as fast as the overall
economy has over the past 50 years. In 1962, federal spending was around $700 billion and
accounted for less than 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2017, federal spending
was $3.98 trillion, accounting for close to 30% of GDP. President Trump has made a great first
step in dramatically reducing the federal budget for fiscal year 2018. The President has
dramatically cut programs that haven’t show any meaningful returns to the American people for
their money spent.

The President has also been extremely critical of the money the United States gives to the
United Nations. The United Nations is made up of 193 Member States. The United States
contributes the lions share of the UN’s budget every year, which currently stands at 22%. To me,
this is outrageous as there are dozens of developed nations who don’t contribute anything close
to this amount. For example, China only contributes 7% and the UK contributes 4%. It’s a shame
that both of these developed nations along with their counterparts are depending on the American
people to carry the United Nations. This has to stop. We have to put America first and stop
giving away billions of dollars to an organization that doesn’t do us much good. If I’m elected to
Congress, I would vote against any budget that has billions of unnecessary dollars going to the
United Nations!

We have to reduce the federal budget deficit. The future of our kids, grandkids, and great
grandkids depend on it. Most of the money that has been added to the deficit over the past
decade has come from the mandatory spending portion of our federal budget. Spending on Social
Security, Medicare, and other mandated programs has exceeded $2 trillion since 2011. Hard
decisions must be made, including slashing Social Security benefits for future generations and
reforming Medicare and Medicaid.

This is the only way we can begin to reign in mandatory spending programs and reduce
our yearly operating costs. While we still have much work to do, President Trump’s America
First budget has us on track to turn out budget deficit into a surplus by Fiscal Year 2027. We
must demand all of our elected leaders to have an America First attitude. The professional
politicians are OK with kicking the can down the road. We need to take action now and elect the
right people to Congress to reduce wasteful government spending and get America going back in
the right direction. I firmly believe If I am elected to Congress, I would be a leader in the House
that would immediately push for spending cuts wherever reasonably possible.