“President Biden’s speech was long on poll-tested empathy and short on financial reality. Despite his tone of moderate bipartisanship, Biden truly believes that higher taxes, more federal spending, and skyrocketing debt will create jobs and grow the economy. He’s got it completely backward.
“America is not immune to the laws of basic economics. Naive faith in the power of Washington central planning cannot prevent the massive inflation and financial collapse that are inevitable if we don’t stop spending money that doesn’t exist. I’m asking the voters to send me back to Congress to fight for fiscal sanity and constitutional restraints on the size and scope of our national government.
“On a positive note, I agree with Biden’s plan to follow President Trump’s lead on getting out of Afghanistan. As a veteran of that war myself, I know firsthand that the mission there has morphed into multigenerational nation-building, rather than fighting terrorism. We should never engage in armed conflict without Congress declaring war first and without a strategy to win it quickly and decisively. It’s time to end the endless wars that presidents of both parties have enmeshed us in.”