The Federal Government does not have a revenue problem; it has a severe spending problem.  We cannot find a solution to our economic uncertainty through higher taxation. Historically, we know as a nation that when we choose to increase taxes on families and businesses during recessions, it has stifled growth.

What this country desperately needs is to create new taxpayers, not new taxes.

Being a small business owner, I have felt the grip burdensome regulation and taxation placed on maintaining and expanding my business. During my four years in the Oklahoma Senate, I consistently advocated for reduced taxes on individuals and businesses.

Free market solutions and fewer regulations foster job creation. America has billions of untapped barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas waiting to be harnessed that could sustain American for literally hundreds of years. Imagine for a moment an America whose wealth gets circulated back among Americans rather than bled out to foreigners. It is a realistic vision. Without a vision, the people perish.


Steve Russell was a member of the U.S. Army.  Use of this military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.