Our federal government already taxes and spends too much. The last thing we need to do is raise more taxes and spend more of America’s hard-earned money. Tim supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that will force the big spenders in Washington to live within their means and make it harder for them to raise taxes. We need to root out the waste and corruption that allows the special interests to secure wasteful projects and programs on the backs of taxpayers.
Tim has been an anti-tax champion throughout his time in public office. As a state legislator, he earned the “Tax Ax” award for fighting off the state income tax. As mayor of Knox County, Tim refused to budge when special interests tried to raise our property taxes. He successfully killed one of the largest tax increases in county history, and refused to raise taxes throughout his eight-year tenure. Tim also introduced fiscally responsible budgets that built up Knox County’s reserves for tough times. He saved taxpayers millions of dollars by introducing efficiencies in government, getting rid of waste even in his own office, selling government buildings, and privatizing services government had no business offering in the first place.