I am so concerned about the federal deficit and the rapidly increasing national debt that I entered the recent Republican Primary for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. The Primary was on May 15, 2012 and the incumbent, Lee Terry, was re-nominated. On November 6, 2012 he was reelected to his 8th consecutive term.
My platform was (and still is) to completely eliminate the deficit. I describe myself as a non-ideological fiscal conservative. By this I mean that I am highly focused on fiscal issues with no particular axe to grind besides cutting spending. Even though Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama are primarily responsible for our recent huge deficits, it is Congress which enables presidents to spend money and therefore Congress bears much responsibility as well. My attitude is that any member of Congress who is not actively and clearly providing leadership in cutting spending shares much responsibility for these deficits.
At this point, having spent so much time and effort in the political process, I am still highly committed in a personal and emotional sense to addressing this issue. I will do this with a new blog It Does Not Add Up (http://itdoesnotaddup.com/). Check it out and let me know what you think!