Ryan Zinke on Budget & Economy
$17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue
Growing the Economy and Controlling Spending: Our $17 trillion debt is unfathomable in size, irresponsible in creation, and reckless to continue.
As such, I strongly support a peacetime balanced budget amendment and a dramatic reduction in the size and scope of government. Washington must be held accountable to ensure that the funding of programs
is based on measurable performance standards and are held accountable to fall within the law. But there is no way we will be able to cut our way out of this mess. We must grow our way out.
That means that we have to get government out of the way of business. We need to cut burdensome regulation and allow people to succeed.
Source: 2014 Montana House campaign website, RyanZinke.com
, Nov 4, 2014
Our government should spend within its means; no new fees
Q: Should accounts such as a "rainy day" fund be used to balance the state budget?
A: No. Our government should spend within its means. Montana should always be vigilant to examine ways to increase government efficiency and reduce waste.
Providing incentives for clean, small business opportunities promotes a needed long term revenue stream. I believe in a fair and progressive tax system that does not penalize incentive and innovation.
Q: Should fee increases be used to balance the state budget?
A: No. I strongly support meaningful property tax reform to ensure that Montanans do not get taxed out of their homes and/or farms.
Source: Montana Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test
, Nov 1, 2008
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action.
Zinke opposes the F2A survey question on stimulus spending
Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here.
The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?'
Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q20 on Jul 30, 2014
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating.
Zinke opposes the PVS survey question on stimulus spending
Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports
The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?'
Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q20 on Sep 30, 2014
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