Aug 02 2011

I cannot in good conscience support this deal.  Simply stated, it locks us into more debt, bigger government and most devastating of all, a weakened Defense infrastructure at a time when threats to our nation are increasing, not decreasing.

Aug 01 2011

I cannot in good conscience support this deal. Simply stated, it locks us into more debt, bigger government and most devastating of all, a weakened defense infrastructure at a time when we face growing threats.

Jul 26 2011


Unfortunately, I cannot in good conscience support the Boehner proposal in its current construct.  The Boehner proposal, no matter how well-intentioned, will be a straight-jacket on real spending reform.  It locks in spending levels well beyond what our nation can afford. 


Jul 18 2011

President Obama's warning to Republicans that he will take the debt limit debate to the American people is music to my ears. Mr. President, I do not fear such a debate. Quite frankly, I welcome it.

Jul 08 2011

Now is the time to reduce spending, engage in meaningful regulatory reform, and keep taxes low so we can give American job creators a fighting chance to help turn our economy around.

Jun 29 2011


“South Carolina baseball has achieved legendary status by winning back-to-back NCAA Baseball National Championship titles.  Ray Tanner and his gutsy team represent the very best in college athletics and have brought great pride to our entire state.”


Jun 23 2011

“There is zero chance we will ever balance our nation’s budget under the current construct.  I’m convinced the only way Congress and the President will annually balance the federal budget is if it’s constitutionally required.  Without a Balanced Budget Amendment both parties will only talk about balancing the budget, never actually get it done.”