As a solid conservative, Richard is certain of one thing: Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. That’s why Richard has pledged to never increase taxes as a member of Congress. With a national debt upwards of 18 trillion dollars, Richard believes it is long past time for conservatives to draw a line in the sand. We can count on him to fight to restore fiscal sanity to Washington, DC. Washington is broken and we need conservative solutions and steadfast leadership to fix it.
Richard is staunchly opposed to the practice of Congressional earmarks. Richard believes Congress should spend taxpayer money as efficiently as possible. Although earmarks represent a small portion of overall federal spending, the use of earmarks invites potential abuse and corruption.