Balance The Budget

Americans paid more than six trillion dollars of taxes in 2019. Incredibly, this was not enough and our leaders spent another trillion dollars. With the Corona virus crisis, the money printers have been running nonstop. One of the biggest lies is that Republicans are for small Government and Democrats are fiscally irresponsible. The truth is that both of these parties are for big government. Republicans only care about the deficit when they are out of power. Here's a hard pill for Republicans: Trump's Wall is naked big government socialism.

One of the biggest course corrections we need to make as a nation is to phase out the Ponzi scheme of Social Security. As a forty-six-year-old, I have been told my entire adult life that Social Security will be insolvent long before I can ever collect a penny. Despite having paid six figures into the scheme, I would happily accept a deal to give up my benefit in exchange for being able to stop my payments. This ability to opt-out would decrease future expenses for the program and allow those who wish to retain the benefit to be made whole. Young Americans would not be eligible to participate and the program would be gradually phased out. Any shortfalls in funding can be made up by selling off America's massive unused land holdings.

Government should never incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. I support the passage of a "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes. I support a halt to inflationary monetary policies and legal tender laws. I support the right of individuals to form corporations, cooperatives and other types of companies but oppose government subsidies to business, labor, or any other special interest.

Another component of a balance budget is getting the government out of health care. We must move towards a free market health care system without government oversight, approval, regulation, or licensing. I fully support the Libertarian Party platform states that it "recognizes the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they can afford (if any), the amount of health care they can afford, the care providers they can afford, the medicines and treatments they can use and all other aspects of their medical care, including the many end-of-life decisions that will follow". I support the repeal of all social insurance policies such as Medicare and Medicaid and favor "consumer-driven health care".

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