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Dave Lindstrom on Budget & Economy

 

 


Growth in regulations affects ability to create jobs

Though the government has a regulatory role to play in certain areas within our economy, somewhere along the way, the government has strayed dramatically from its basic economic role. While President Trump has been on the right track trying to reduce extraneous regulations, agency growth continues along with an overall growth in regulations affecting the ability of employers to create jobs and opportunities in their respective communities.

Federal personnel costs are also a huge driver of expenditures. The federal government employs more than two million civilian workers, with an estimated average salary of $94,463 or $291 billion annually. In addition to validating the need for given positions, there must also be an examination of whether such lofty salaries are warranted, especially when compared to private sector wages that lag considerably behind the federal average and are subject to the elasticity of our economy.

Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website LindstromForSenate.com , May 31, 2020

National debt is a huge problem

Lindstrom said the national debt is a huge problem. "This government overspending is getting crazy," he said. "I would like to make sure we are not spending more than what we bring in every year. We have a $22 trillion deficit. Our budget is a trillion dollars more than what we take in every year. That is $31,000 and changes every second of the day. It is out of hand and not sustainable. I hope I can bring some stability to politics in Washington, D.C."
Source: Ottawa Herald on 2020 Kansas Senate race , Jun 27, 2019

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