BALANCING OUR BUDGET
In the U.S., the government exists to serve the people. Its job is to provide large-scale infrastructure, public services, and national security that most individuals and companies (even multi-nationals) cannot provide on their own. Taxes are the state or national government's primary source of revenue to run the government and provide these critical public services.
At the state level, each state needs to determine what services it will provide to its citizenry. If citizens want a good public education, modern infrastructure, well-trained and funded first responders, etc. then there has to be the tax base to cover the costs of those services. On the national level, it is important to strike a balance between the costs of running the government, providing public services, ensuring national security, and promoting our interests abroad.
As your U.S. Representative, I would advocate for federal funds to help Kansas mitigate the damage done by failed fiscal policies. I would also look for ways in which we can better utilize tax dollars at the federal level to better serve all Americans. Additionally, we should strive toward the balanced budget of the 1990s.