Federal government spending continues to increase at levels that cannot and should not be sustained. The federal deficit continues at levels that threaten future generations – $700M in 2017 alone – which adds to our nation’s growing debt of almost $20 trillion.
I will fight to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in government and support responsible spending cuts that will enable us to pass balanced budgets and reduce our national debt in the long term.
As DWD Commissioner, I led efforts to crack down on fraud in the unemployment trust fund, saving Indiana taxpayers more than $200 million. I support a constitutional amendment that will require Congress to pass a balanced budget, providing certainty to both the public and private sectors on future government spending.