I am so concerned about the federal deficit and the rapidly increasing national debt that I entered the recent Republican Primary for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. The Primary was held on May 15, 2012 and the incumbent, Lee Terry, was re-nominated. Mr. Terry went on to win re-election to an eighth term on November 6.
My platform was (and still is) to completely eliminate the deficit. I describe myself as a non-ideological fiscal conservative. By this I mean that I am highly focused on fiscal issues with no particular axe to grind besides cutting spending and increasing revenue through tax reform and economic stimulus. Even though Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are primarily responsible for our huge deficits in recent years, it is Congress which enables presidents to spend money and therefore Congress bears much responsibility as well. My attitude is that any member of Congress who is not actively and clearly providing leadership in cutting spending also bears responsibility for our huge deficits.
At this point, having spent so much time and effort in the political process, I am still highly committed in a personal and emotional sense to addressing this issue. This website will be used by me to continue raising awareness on the very same issues about which I recently campaigned as an active candidate.