The election of Barack Obama in November of 2008 was seen by most political pundits as proof that the American people were ready for the liberal policies that an Obama Presidency was sure to bring. In fact, President Obama and his liberal cronies in Congress, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, have pushed for legislation that is about as liberal as we have ever seen.
From massive new government spending, to government takeover of health care, to an unprecedented growth of government, to the bailout and takeover of Wall Street and businesses, to the intrusion of the federal government into every aspect of our lives, they have forced legislation on the country that we don’t want and can’t afford.
Yet, poll after poll has shown that the American people remain to the right of center. Although voters wanted change in 2008, they did not want the massive leftist policies that have been forced upon them. In fact, according to Rasmussen, 75% of Americans are at least somewhat angry at the government’s current policies.
Even though liberal Democrats remain in control of both houses of Congress, we can change the country in November by electing conservative Republicans who are listening to the voices of the American people. Conservatives will work to restore fiscal sanity to Washington by cutting spending, reducing the deficit and fighting for a balanced budget amendment.
We know that the American people want less government, lower taxes, and less spending. We know that the people do not understand why the federal government can’t tighten their belt and follow a budget. Well, neither do I. Everyday people have struggled through tough economic times by reducing their spending and sticking to a tighter budget. There is no reason that the Federal Government can’t do the same.
It isn’t enough for conservative Republicans to promise to push for conservative policies. We must put into action what we pledge. That is why upon taking office I will immediately push for a balanced budget amendment.
Conservatives can change the country by listening to the people and working hard to put into operation what the people want.
Cross Posted at Chuck For Congress.com