Gabriel Gomez backs Balanced Budget Amendment, Line Item Veto, Pay Freezes
Gabriel Gomez rolled out his plan to take on Fiscal irresponsibility in DC. I think Jim Demint and Conservatives will support all of this platform. Good Read and Release with Details below:
“If we’re serious about taking on career politicians, we need to reboot Congress. My plan won’t be popular in Washington D.C., but these common sense solutions are the first step to breaking the partisan gridlock and getting our fiscal house in order.” – Gabriel Gomez
Boston, MA – Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, today released seven policy proposals entitled “The Gomez Plan to Reboot Congress.” He will describe each in remarks at an event Thursday, 10:00AM at the George Dilboy VFW POST 529 at 371 Summer Street in Somerville, MA.
“If we’re serious about taking on career politicians, we need to reboot Congress.” said Gabriel Gomez “My plan won’t be popular in Washington D.C., but these common sense solutions are the first step to breaking the partisan gridlock and getting our fiscal house in order. We simply must take our government away from these career politicians before they bankrupt America.”
GOMEZ PLAN TO REBOOT CONGRESS
1. LOCK THE REVOLVING DOOR BETWEEN CAPITOL HILL AND K STREET
Lifetime ban on Senators and Congressmen becoming lobbyists.
2. TERM LIMITS
The President is term limited, House and Senate should be too. We need citizen legislators, not career politicians. Two term limit for newly elected Senators and a three term limit for newly elected Representatives.
3. NO BUDGET, NO PAY
If Congress misses its budget deadline in any year, then they work without pay for the rest of that year.
4. BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
Massachusetts has to balance its budget, and so does every family and every business. The federal government should do the same.
5. LINE-ITEM VETO
43 states, including Massachusetts, have the line-item veto. Congressional spending can’t be controlled without it.
6. CONGRESSIONAL PAY FREEZE
Members of Congress should get the same pay for the duration of their service.
7. MANDATORY BLIND TRUSTS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
An additional safeguard against Congressmen using insider information to enrich themselves.