Fiscal Responsibility

“Getting our nation’s finances under control is critically important to the future of our country. We can do it—with a balanced approach that includes spending cuts, while ensuring that the rich and corporations pay their fair share. We can’t balance the budget on the backs of seniors and middle class families.”

– Congressman Ron Barber

The national debt is the result of irresponsible policies that cut taxes for the richest, gave millions to large drug companies, put two wars on the national credit card, and threw our economy into a tailspin. We cannot go back to those policies.

As your Congressman, Ron has worked to help address our deficit the right way.

He voted to keep taxes low for families earning less than $250,000 each year, and to end tax cuts for the richest Americans. Ron’s votes will reduce the national debt by $1 trillion over the coming decade. He also voted against giving tax breaks to Big Oil.

Ron will work to close corporate tax loopholes while making tax rates lower and fairer, end irresponsible tax cuts for millionaires, responsibly adjust programs like Medicare, cut programs that are wasteful or aren’t working and aggressively go after fraud and abuse.  Ron is committed to making sure that we don’t pass more debt onto our children and grandchildren.