I am running for the U.S. Senate because Washington needs a corporate turnaround! With $15.6 trillion in debt, plus tens of trillions more in "unfunded liabilities," with a wanton disregard for future generations and with massive expansions of the federal government over the last four decades, it's time for new leaders who have vision, passion and a plan. I have all three.
The problems we face as a nation center around the inability and unwillingness to address our twin financial crises of runaway spending and unfathomable debt. Washington needs leaders who have the vision and the foresight to look down the road to the next generation not just the next election and who are willing to roll up their sleeves and tackle the issues that have long been labeled the "third rail of politics." We must address the "Big Three" of our so-called "mandatory spending" Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and do so in a way that keeps a safety net in place and also keeps our commitments to the generation of Americans who have been paying into the system their whole life.
We must return to a system that properly balances the role of individuals and the states with the federal government and we must have leaders willing to tell the American people the truth we are out of money.