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Garret Graves on Budget & Economy

 

 


We have a spending problem: $1.5M lifetime debt per child

Every child born in America today has an opportunity to receive an outstanding education, freedom to pursue their dreams and, oh yes, a $1,500,000 lifetime share of the national debt.

Rather than raising taxes to fund government, we have to make a course correction and change the way we think about spending. The White House and Congress have largely just provided funding for a bloated bureaucracy regardless of cost. We need to return the focus of Washington to core federal government roles and services. Do we even need a Department of Housing and Urban Development or can states play this role?

Our national debt has increased by over 60 percent (to over $17 trillion dollars) during the Obama Administration--with no end in sight. America does not have an income problem, we have a spending problem.

Source: 2014 La. House campaign website, GarretGravesForCongress.com , Dec 5, 2014

Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income

Q: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity?

GRAVES: Strongly Agree

Q: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income?

GRAVES: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Louisiana House race , Sep 30, 2014

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