A record against deficit spending
Sunday, December 31, 2017
I’d like to respond to the reader who Blessed My Heart and questioned where I’d been the last eight years when the debt increased $10 trillion.
My fight against runaway spending and exploding deficits is anything but new. My record shows that, perhaps more than any other member of Congress, I have consistently voted against the big spending bills that got us into this fiscal mess.
I opposed President Obama’s expansion of the federal government. I voted against his ‘Cap-and-Trade’ proposal and against Obamacare. I also opposed and voted against his trillion dollar ‘stimulus’ package. When the country is drowning in debt, the last thing we should do is borrow even more money.
I also voted against President Bush’s No Child Left Behind federal takeover of our education system; against his massive expansion of the entitlement system through the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill; against his pork-filled Highway Bill that included the infamous Bridge to Nowhere; and against his Wall Street bank bailout.
Furthermore, I voted against every foreign aid spending bill in the past 20 years. It makes no sense to borrow money from countries like China only to transfer that money to other foreign countries and the United Nations.
Finally, I am proud to be the only member of the House to have voted against every bloated federal budget over the past 13 years. I have also consistently voted against bills that increase the federal debt limit.
America badly needs a balanced budget. I have strongly supported and always voted for a balanced budget amendment.
That is my record. I believe fighting for these principles is the best thing for eastern North Carolina and our great country. A future where we’re dependent on China just to pay our bills is no future at all.
U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones
3rd Congressional District