Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul, a close friend of LLPH, endorsed David Young for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. David Young has served honorably as chief of staff for Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, a decent conservative senator. Today, LLPH is honored to join other conservative voices in supporting David Young for congress in what is expected to be a top race to watch this November.
David Young has concrete proposals on how to get the fiscal house in order in Washington D.C. and cut our debt.
David has proposed a set of Better Budget Principles rooted in Iowa common sense, which will put the United States on a path toward getting our fiscal house in order.
Balanced Budget Amendment – The concept here is simple: never spend more money than you have revenue. In Iowa, this concept is just common sense.
Zero Based Budgeting – this solution simply means that each year, the funding level for all government programs and agencies will begin at $0. This is a better budgeting practice than giving every program the same amount as last year, plus a raise.
Sunset Legislation – attaching a sunset clause to every law enacted by Congress means policies will no longer outlive their usefulness. When the sunset date arrives, Congress will examine the program anew and determine if it should continue for another finite period of time.
Full Federal Audit – the budget of every government department and agency should undergo a thorough outside audit to ensure taxpayer funds are being used in the most effective manner possible.
He will work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with free market solutions, cut regulations, and hold government accountable.
He agrees that every department has a certain amount of waste and that no department should be spared from review:
Well, you know, you can look at every agency, and that is what I would do, from the Defense Department, Department of Commerce, what have you, there’s plenty of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in there. And so we need to really, we need to go after that. And we, certainly at this point we need to really freeze spending.
Here’s David Young’s website: http://www.youngforiowa.com/
Here’s his acceptance speech: http://rare.us/story/meet-david-young-the-new-heater-from-van-meter/