I support both a Fair Tax and a Flat Tax plan that would dramatically streamline the tax system. A Fair Tax would replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income with a single national tax on retail sales, while a Flat Tax would apply the same tax rate to all income with few if any deductions or exemptions.
As policymakers, we need to foster an environment that allows U.S.-based innovators and entrepreneurs to compete and to flourish. Excessive regulations and bureaucratic red tape dramatically increase the cost of doing business and create uncertainty for companies.
It's kind of hard in politics to forget that you're a Democrat or a Republican and remember that you're a father and a grandfather... and that they're entitled to more than they're getting.
Even when EPA subjects its science to peer review, the agency often stacks the deck of supposedly independent advisory panels by including members who are EPA grant recipients.
President Obama wants to increase the size of government and raise taxes, while I support less government and more individual freedom.
When you battle Nancy Pelosi as much as I have, you're bound to get a few wrinkles.
I am 90. I can work day or night. I'm the same guy, but the polls show the effect of age. That's the issue.
I have always taken care of my body; I'm not a drinker, I've never smoked. And I've always exercised. That's all you have to do.
I've always been conservative. I was born that way.
When the country is at war, you need to support the president.
When you're as plain as I am, you've gotta have a gimmick.
I figured there's nobody who's going to beat me or shoot me or crucify me. I can't help if people don't like me up there in Washington. I've got a district that I respect, and I think it respects me.