Believing in the philosophy that the best government is the one that governs least, Sarah Steelman believes that restraining the growth of government is absolutely critical to the economic security of our nation. Our government has accumulated the largest debt in human history, much of it to foreign lenders, and we must act now to reduce spending in order to get our fiscal house in order.
This is why Sarah supports a balanced budget amendment and will be a tireless opponent of wasteful government spending. Moreover, Sarah pledges to work to ban the corrupt practice of federal earmarks, and pledges not to request any earmarks in the Senate.
The federal government currently offers incentives and subsidies to businesses, ranging from the bailout of automobile manufacturers, to programs like "bridges to nowhere". Our country even sends more than $140 million a year to Brazilian cotton farmers. Do you think our country should cut or even eliminate these type of subsidies? Which subsidies should be eliminated and which subsidies kept? What can we really afford?
Do you believe Obamacare will decrease the cost of health care, or should we repeal the mandate and reward price competition in insurance?
What do you think of raising the initial age for receiving social security benefits, for those who are currently under the age of 55?
What do you think of the federal government’s current spending habits? How do you think our nation’s capital can become more fiscally responsible?
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