Government does not create wealth of its own accord, but depends on taxes levied on goods and citizen wages. Property taxes should never be such a burden that people risk losing their homes. Allocation and distribution of tax funds should be approached with discipline and wisdom to support the citizens from whence it came. Idaho requires a balanced budget and the legislature is tasked with carrying out this responsibility. The process can get complicated, but should always be transparent. I am proud that Idaho has a long tradition of fiscal responsibility while other government entities foolishly spend money they don’t have that will take generations to repay.
I support transparent, fiscally responsible policies for Idaho that maintain a balanced budget and avoid deficit spending.