Very little of what we now call the Farm Bill goes to small farmers.

Congressional Retirement

Apparently it has been claimed that all Members of Congress are entitled to their salaries for life after serving just one year in Congress.This is completely false.


National defense is one of the most important and most legitimate functions of our federal government, and I have great respect for those who serve or have served in the military.


This Nation could be booming right now if we would allow it to do so.


Colleges and universities have been over charging students and taxpayers for decades.


Our economy could and should be booming today and would be were it not for government regulators and environmental radicals.


Our economy could and should be booming today and would be were it not for government regulators and environmental radicals.

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Aid

People who favor foreign aid will always say that it is only about one percent of our budget. This is very misleading.

Gun Rights

The heartbreaking tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut touched almost everyone in a deeply moving and personal way and ignited a heated debate over gun control in this Country.

Health Care

Until the federal government got involved, medical care was cheap and affordable for almost everyone.

Homeland Security

We keep increasing spending on homeland security far beyond any sensible levels.


All the financial bailouts came about primarily because the federal government got directly and indirectly into the mortgage business.


We do not need an increase in immigration. We need to enforce our laws and secure our borders.


I am a proud Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where I devote my time to searching out waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government.

Postal Reform

The postal service is experiencing a financial crisis like at no other time in our history.

Regulations and Jobs

The rapid explosion of rules, regulations and red tape that has taken place over the last several years has become a serious problem for our country.

Social Security

Anyone who hopes to receive any type of check from the federal government (Social Security or otherwise) a few years from now in dollars that have not been terribly inflated should start demanding that the federal government become much more financially conservative.


Almost everyone, except perhaps those on the far left, realizes that federal spending needs to be cut. However, just about everyone wants everything else to be cut but not their programs.


We have the most confusing, complicated, convoluted tax system.


Every country is chomping at the bit to get into our markets, and we have tremendous leverage on trade that we simply have not used.


We now take on average three times as long and incur three times the cost of any other developed nation to complete transportation infrastructure projects.


Veterans deserve everything we have promised them and then some, and we should be putting our own country first.