Taxation and Spending

Art Halvorson’s Stance on Issues – Taxation and Spending

William Cobbett, an English farmer and political activist, once said, “The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor […], and to give it to those who do not labor.”

The 9th district of Pennsylvania has a proud tradition of labor, from rich agricultural roots to a leading producer of coal. The people of this district are not afraid of hard, honest work.  But even such a strong work ethic cannot withstand the corrupt appetite of Washington.  As our national debt continues to grow, we do not hear a call for less spending and responsible budgeting: we only receive a demand for more taxation on our hard-earned money, to be distributed and used for programs we don’t need.

The lack of fiscal restraint in our government is appalling, and yet many of our elected leaders believe adding to the problem will somehow fix it – that we can spend away a $17 trillion deficit. This is the theoretical blather of liberal economists, who will not feel any real consequences from these policies. It will be the farmer, the coal miner, and the small business owner that will be saddled with paying for an elite political class and those who refuse to work.

I will adamantly oppose the expansion of our national debt and undue tax increases to pay for a pork-ridden entitlement government. Some say we can balance the budget in ten years; I believe it must be done in seven.  We cannot risk our future on unaccountable spending, earmarks, and government programs, which effectively hold people in poverty, and block them from a prosperous future through honest labor.  I believe in the proud work ethic of Pennsylvania’s 9th district, and I will defend your earnings against the ever-growing, ever-taxing hands of the federal government.

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