Duncan Hunter- Budget and Economy

Today we will post part two in our series on the Core Principles of Duncan Hunter. To me, this is a position that really isn’t arguable. The Constitution provides specific functions for the federal government. Beyond those functions, it’s fraud, waste and abuse. And somebody needs to nip it in the bud. You can try to convince me otherwise, but you better pack a lunch.

Budget/Economy

3. Balanced Budget

I support a balanced federal budget, with additional revenue provided by economic growth, not increased taxes. Further, I support limiting growth in non-defense areas.

4. Areas of federal spending that will be priority for reductions and increases:

A balanced federal budget is a priority for our national economic health and long-term prosperity. Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have fought for federal spending to provide for our national and homeland security, as directed by the U.S. Constitution, and funding increases in both of these arenas will be necessary in the future to keep our families safe and secure

Budgetary savings must be identified through efficiency reforms throughout the federal government. Furthermore, we must aggressively attack the creation and funding of duplicative federal programs, many of which simply do not perform but cost taxpayers millions of their hard-earned dollars. According to Office of Management and Budget, 28% of federal programs are either ineffective or have results that are not demonstrated. Reforming, combining or eliminating those programs remains among my highest legislative priorities.

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