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Mike Pence at CPAC on Fiscal Discipline

by Dan Barrett / /

Indiana Representative Mike Pence was a headliner at Friday’s Conservative Political Action Conference. He began by declaring, “You proved Thomas Jefferson right. He said “The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberty.” Because of you, the American people have been on the march to restore the timeless values that have built this nation.”

When speaking of the GOP’s Congressional presence in past year Pence, third in line for Republican House leadership, said, “Some folks like to call us the party of ‘no.’ Well, I say ‘no’ is way underrated in Washington, D.C. Sometimes ‘no’ is just what this town needs to hear… When it comes to more borrowing, the answer is no. When it comes to more spending, the answer is no. When it comes to more bailouts, the answer is no. And when it comes to a government takeover of health care, the answer is no.”

In terms of the finances of the federal government, the 6th Indiana District Representative noted “fiscal discipline is not enough…we must return incentive to the American people.” This means the across the board tax cuts he asked President Obama about in January’s Question and Answer session in Baltimore. Citing a man talking to President Reagan who said “I want you to pass those tax cuts for the rich because I’ve never been hired by a poor man,” the Representative made a case for less government spending and less imposed taxes on the American people.