Republican United States Senate candidate Deb Fischer calls for a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government.
Fischer has released a 5-point plan to streamline the federal government, including a call for a balanced budget amendment. Fischer dismisses suggestions that a drastic cut to the federal government could throw the economy into chaos.
“How we are going to make sure the economy is going to turn around is by creating jobs and letting those small businesses grow and create jobs,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “And that’s going to happen by reducing regulations and reducing energy costs, reforming the tax code and repealing Obamacare.”
The five points in the proposal call for passage of a balance budget amendment; repeal of the federal healthcare law, the Dodd-Frank Financial bill and No Child Left Behind; elimination of “ineffective and duplicative” programs and agencies; implementation of Congressional oversight of regulations; and conduct an audit of the Federal Reserve.
When asked what she might recommend to replace the federal health care law, Fischer says that is asking the wrong question. Fischer says the right question is: should the federal government be that involved in our health care?
“I think the discussion has to be: what is the role of the federal government?” according to Fischer. “And we also need to think outside the box when it comes to providing affordable and accessible health care in this country.”
Fischer blames the Obama Administration for the increase in federal spending; saying that gridlock in Congress has shifted power to the federal bureaucracy. That, according to Fischer, has allowed the administration to dramatically increase the size and power of the federal government.
AUDIO: Republican US Senate candidate Deb Fischer [2 min.]